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How to Help:
Hurricane Harvey

  • Cash is the most efficient method of donating. Cash offers voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover.
  • Volunteer with existing non-profit organizations before coming to the disaster area. Contact and affiliate with an established organization  to ensure that you receive training to respond in the most effective way. To learn about opportunities with the American Red Cross, click here
  • Be safe.  Do not self-deploy. Wait until it is safe to travel to volunteer sites and authorities identify opportunities to help.
  • Be patient There will be volunteer needs for many months, often years, after the disaster. 
 
If you need help in determining who to give to, the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website has a list of major non-profits active in disaster work or contact  your FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison for guidance. For more information, click here
Volunteer West Virginia is an agency of 
the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts 
with Cabinet Secretary Gayle Manchin