The Exotic Wildlife Association and its members have been gravely affected by Hurricane Harvey and the destruction is still not over. Many of our members have ranches in the areas that have been hit the hardest and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. There are a lot of resources and places to donate – here’s a great list and some things to consider.

You can send a text to help right now

The Red Cross said they depend on financial donations to help provide immediate relief. They have already set up a way to donate to victims with a simple text. Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also visit or call 1- 800-RED CROSS.

The United Way has also announced a way to text a donation: Text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund

Donations to support The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can be made at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Check the charity

Before you donate to a charity, make sure you know where your aid is going. The Center for International Disaster Information recommends checking with a charity monitoring organization like GiveWellCharity NavigatorCharity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau before donating.

Make sure your donation is secure by going through an organization’s official website or sending a check in the mail. Charity Navigator says you should never donate over the phone, email or unknown social media pages, as these are easier for scammers to target.

Here’s where you can help:

San Antonio Food Bank (The official coordinating organization (in partnership with the City, County, and other nonprofit organizations) for the donation of money and material donations in support of Hurricane Harvey relief work in our region)

Christian Assistance Ministry

American Red Cross Serving Greater San Antonio

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center – Donor Pavillion

Texas Diaper Bank

Houston Food Bank

Food Bank of Corpus Christi

American Red Cross Houston Texas

American Red Cross South Texas

Animal Defense League of Texas – OFFICIAL

H-E-B Disaster Relief Team

City of San Antonio Animal Care Services

The Texas Bar has a great list of resources for those in need of relief:


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