Hurricane Harvey and 12 years after Katrina: Your Support Matters

Hip Hop Family and Friends,

Today is the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. We remember those who lost their lives during the storm and recognize the resiliency of our communities in the Gulf Region. This anniversary is also a moment of solidarity, as millions of our fellow brothers and sisters are currently being impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

That is why Hip Hop Caucus is asking you to help.

Our most vulnerable communities – low-income, seniors, disabled, and communities of color – are being hardest hit. Recovery from this this unprecedented storm is going to take an unprecedented amount of support from all of us.

Here is how you can help now:

GENERALGlobalGiving is a large crowdfunding community with the goal of raising $2 million for its Harvey fund, with a focused on immediate needs and longer-term relief. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

FOODHouston Food Bank is providing immediate food distribution to families most in need. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

SHELTERCoalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County coordinates the city’s response to homelessness and has been providing updated information on shelters for people displaced by the storm. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

DISABILITIES: Portlight Strategies provides inclusive disaster relief and has a hotline specifically for the disabled impacted by Harvey (1-800-626-4959). CLICK HERE TO DONATE

KIDS/SENIORSDonate to the Texas Diaper Bank, an organization working to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities, and seniors. CLICK HERE TO DONATE


For more ideas on where to donate, please visit Charity Navigator’s Hurricane Harvey webpage.

We need to help our brothers and sisters in the Gulf get through this historic event, just as the City of Houston did by taking in over 100,000 people impacted by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago. In that same spirit, let us act today for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Thank you for your support.

For future generations,
Rev Yearwood
President & CEO
Hip Hop Caucus