Many Rotarians want to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic flooding in Texas. Events there are still unfolding, and I have the following information to share so far. I will continue the updates as they are received.

The American Red Cross is actively providing disaster assistance, and has created a fund specific to Harvey. More information is available here:

Shelter Box has activated in the area and they have set-up a designated fund especially for Harvey aid. For more information or to donate, visit:

There are several Rotary Districts in the Texas areas that are affected by flooding. Many of them have set-up relief funds, or already had disaster funds set-up. More information on each fund is as follows:

Rotary District 5930 has partnered with McAllen North Rotary Fund to set up an Emergency Relief Fund. Please make checks to McAllen North Rotary Fund (Fed tax # 27-3855943) and mail to:
Rotary D 5930
c/o McAllen North Rotary Club
501 W. Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504

Rotary District 5910 has the Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation. Funds should be be sent to:
Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation
c/o Bobbie Applegate
985 IH-10N, Suite 111
Beaumont, TX 77706

From DG Bill Palko of Houston, TX: "Thank you all for you concern and offer of support to District 5890 and our Rotarians that have suffered from Hurricane Harvey. 
We are still early in the process of accessing damage and formulating our plan for recovery, including how and where we can be helped most. 
However, funds are an immediate need as our district Disaster Aid USA team will be immediately busy cleaning up houses, clearing debris and beginning our rebuilding process."
Rotary District 5890 has District 5890 Charities, Inc. Funds should be sent to:
District 5890 Charities, Inc
c/o Jackie Barmore
3525 Preston Ave.
Pasadena, TX 77505

Rotary District 5840 has the District 5840 Foundation (a Disaster Fund). Funds should be sent to:
District 5840 Foundation
Attn: Bobbe Barnes, Treasurer
P O Box 13
Boerne, TX 78006

Thank you for all you do to serve others in their time of need!