San Antonio was lucky to miss the brunt of Hurricane Harvey's rains and winds, but many of our fellow Texans were less fortunate. Feeling helpless? Don't—there are plenty of things you can do from right here in SA to help. 

San Antonio Food Bank

Nonperishable food, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights and batteries, hygiene items and new clothing are being accepted for distribution to those impacted by the hurricane. Monetary donations also are needed to supply food and other support to shelters and victims. Volunteer positions are available to pack emergency food boxes. In addition to at the Food Bank, donations may be dropped off at any City Council District Field Office. 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy., 210-337-FOOD (210-337-3663), safoodbank.org

San Antonio Red Cross

The Red Cross is collecting donations at the San Antonio Food Bank to be provided to victims at Red Cross shelters. Monetary donations will help provide shelter and meals. Many local businesses, including Central Market, Big Hops Growler Stations and Freetail Brewing Co. (which is hosting a fundraiser at its tap room on Tuesday evening) are also accepting donations, which they will deliver to the Food Bank and Red Cross. Volunteer applications are being accepted, though the San Antonio office has had a large number of volunteers already step forward.  facebook.com/sanantonioarearedcross

Texas Diaper Bank

This San Antonio–based nonprofit is the only organization in Texas specifically tasked with providing diapers during natural disasters. Funds to supply diapers can be donated online at texasdiaperbank.org. 5415 Bandera Road, Ste. 504, 210-731-8118, texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Additional blood units are needed in Houston and for patients who have been transferred to San Antonio. All South Texas Blood & Tissue Centers (except Victoria) will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Wednesday. You can also donate at Sacred Heart Catholic School, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; UTSA Main Campus, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Fredericksburg’s American Legion Hall, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 210-731-5590, southtexasblood.org

San Antonio Zoo

The zoo and SeaWorld San Antonio are teaming up to assist with relief for Houston’s aquarium and other zoological facilities. The zoo will post updates on its social media channels about any items that can be donated for delivery to animals impacted by the storm. 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., 210-734-7184, facebook.com/sanantoniozoo

San Antonio Pets Alive!

The nonprofit is among several animal welfare agencies providing shelter to pets displaced by the storm. Donations are being accepted to support the animals and the organization also is recruiting foster families to provide temporary care for pets. 4710 Hwy. 151, 210-370-7612, sanantoniopetsalive.org

Airbnb

The online rental company is allowing San Antonians (as well as residents of Austin and Dallas) to sign up as a host for free. Hosts will be listed as an option for those seeking temporary shelter after evacuating due to the hurricane. No fees will be charged to hosts or guests taking part in the disaster relief program. airbnb.com

Catholic Charities

Donations of diapers, blankets, new pillows, cleaning supplies and food are being accepted at Catholic Charities’ main office. Monetary donations also will be used to provide relief for hurricane victims. 202 W. French Place, 210-222-1294, facebook.com/catholiccharitiessa
 
Narrowing down the list... As an organization, Mission Road Ministiries has chosen to collect donations for two organizations: San Antonio Food Bank and San Antonio Pets Alive.

Now through Wednesday, September 6th, Unicorn Center and Mission Road Developmental Center will be collecting the following items:

SA Food Bank:
  • Canned Food/non-perishable
  • Water
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers
  • Flashlights and Batteries
  • Hygiene Items and
  • New Clothing.
San Antonio Pets Alive!: 
  • Dog
  • Cat food
  • Pet Shampoo
  • Flea Treatment
  • Pet equipment
Items may be brought to:
 
Unicorn Center (Click on link below to map it)
Conference Room 
 
or
 
Mission Road Developmental Center campus (Click on link below to map it)
conference room at the main administration building (our historic homestead)
210.924.9265
 
We'll deliver all the items on Thursday, September 7th. Anyone willing to help us deliver on that day, please email Lora Butler by clicking here