Non-profit groups are also very active in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Below are a sample of the many organizations we partner with to help residents of the Houston region prepare for disasters.
The American Red Cross Greater Houston Area Chapter, established in 1916, is one of 4 regional chapters in Texas and provides services to over six million people in 10 area counties. This area includes Houston, a long coastline in Galveston and Brazoria Counties, suburban areas, small towns and very rural areas. To provide services that reflect the needs of such diverse communities, the Chapter has its main headquarters off the Southwest Freeway and 10 branch offices spread throughout the 16 county area.
United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. The United Way has local chapters in Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County, Brazoria County, City of Galveston, Galveston County Mainland, Greater Houston, and Montgomery County.
Dedicated to Doing The Most Good, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command serves Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties through various programs and services intended to meet human needs without discrimination.
The Texas Gulf Coast Region (TGCR) Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a local incarnation of the Texas State VOAD and the National VOAD. The TGCR VOAD consist of non profits that have a role in long term recovery in the Greater Houston Area. Some of our member also have a substantial role during the response phase.
For more than 35 years, Volunteer Houston has been the city’s sole referral service connecting volunteers to a broad spectrum of diverse nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations all around Houston and its vicinity rely on Volunteer Houston to acquire over 30,000 volunteers per year.
Our Mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. The Houston SPCA is a private, non-profit charity, funded entirely by donations, which receives no funding from the Government, United Way or national animal groups.
Emergency Plan Checklist
Sit down together and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in an emergency.