The GGRA Community and Support for Houston

Restaurateurs open restaurants to feed and nourish people, providing places where people celebrate and live their lives daily.  Being a vital part of San Francisco Bay Area communities, restaurants support nonprofit causes ranging from athletics and homelessness, to local schools. Each year, GGRA members donate their space, time, countless meals, and gift certificates to charitable organizations.

Right now many of you are looking at your current charitable efforts to figure out how to assist those being devastated in Houston. In the aftermath and lingering threat of Hurricane Harvey, we want to know if you and your business are doing anything or are planning to put in place any measures to support the Harvey relief efforts in Southeast Texas. We want to tap in our community’s strong network and history of giving to come together and support Houston.

Please email Chhavi Sahni at chhavi@ggra.org to let us know how you are giving back or if you would like to get involved. We will be amplifying our community’s involvement via our social channels and plan to send out a press release.

GET INSPIRED BY WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING:
As Texas deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many of our members are showing their support for the victims of this historic hurricane.

JUST WANT TO GIVE?

The Red Cross is accepting donations online, which can be paid with a credit card or Pay Pal. You can call 1-800-RED CROSS or make a $10 donation by texting “HARVEY” to 90999.

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster group has a collection of member organizations who may be taking both donations and volunteers to help the flood-stricken region. Find out more on the NVOAD website.

The city of Houston established a relief fund, administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, accepting tax-deductible donations online or by check, money order, wire transfer or financial assets.

And the Houston Independent School District is accepting donations through its regular donation page.

NPR compiled the list available via this link which breaks up relief needs into general relief, blood donations, shelter, food, people with disabilities, kids, and animals. From NPR, “Here’s How You Can Help People Affected by Harvey”

Learn more about federal disaster response at disasterassistance.gov.

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