Helping After Harvey

Harvey poured over 50 inches of rain on southeastern Texas. The rain has stopped, but the work is just beginning, and we know SGIA want to help. Here are a few starting points. [[{"fid":"6049","view_mode":"medium","fields":{"format":"medium","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"US Chamber of Commerce Help Desk","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"US Chamber of Commerce Help Desk"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"2":{"format":"medium","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"US Chamber of Commerce Help Desk","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"US Chamber of Commerce Help Desk"}},"attributes":{"alt":"US Chamber of Commerce Help Desk","title":"US Chamber of Commerce Help Desk","style":"height:250px; width:300px","class":"file-medium media-element","data-delta":"2"}}]] The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Disaster Help Desk coordinates information among businesses, local chambers of commerce, NGOs, government responders, and disaster recovery specialists. In addition to helping business owners and individuals navigate storm assistance programs from FEMA or the Small Business Administration, it provides a pathway for companies that want to contribute to response efforts and/or connect with chambers of commerce or businesses to provide support. You do not have to be a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to participate in this service. Go online or call 888.MY.BIZ.HELP (888.692.4943).  [[{"fid":"6046","view_mode":"medium","fields":{"format":"medium","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"American Red Cross","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"Red Cross"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"medium","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"American Red Cross","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"Red Cross"}},"attributes":{"alt":"American Red Cross","title":"Red Cross","style":"height:250px; width:300px","class":"file-medium media-element","data-delta":"1"}}]] The American Red Cross is one of the country’s leading organizations for providing on-the-ground assistance to people affected by disasters. Donate to the Red Cross online, by calling 800.RED.CROSS, or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. [[{"fid":"6050","view_mode":"medium","fields":{"format":"medium","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Charity Navigator","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"Charity navigator"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"3":{"format":"medium","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Charity Navigator","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"Charity navigator"}},"attributes":{"alt":"Charity Navigator","title":"Charity navigator","style":"height:100px; width:300px","class":"file-medium media-element","data-delta":"3"}}]] For other worthy charities working in Houston, explore Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator ratings show givers how efficiently it believes a charity will use support , how well it has sustained its programs and services over time, and its level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.
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