Helping Our Community

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This week Houston and surrounding areas sustained unprecedented flooding and damage from Hurricane Harvey.  The Fig Writer’s Studio has been incredibly fortunate.  We are all safe and dry and with power – but our community hasn’t been so fortunate.  Some families have lost everything.

If you are able, please consider donating your time or money to help families in Houston rebuild.  Here are some links to ways you can help!  Please contact us to add to this list.

Donations Needed

GoFundMe Campaign by Dr. Caroline Yoon.  Raising money to give directly to people who have lost their homes.  FUNDED! THANK YOU!!

Mayor Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Christ Church Cathedral’s Hurricane Harvey Response Fund.

Hurricane Harvey LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund.

Texas Lawyers 4 Lawyers Flood Relief.

JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund.

Donation of Supplies & Money can be made to help HISD students and families.

Help the Houston SPCA.

Houston Food Bank.

Baker Ripley, formerly Neighborhood Centers.

GoFundMe Campaign for Elly Pourasef’s family who have been twice devastated by floods in the same year!

Help and Relief for Undocumented Communities hit by Hurricane Harvey.

The Enos Law Firm is accepting donations of dog and cat food, spare animal crates, and cat litter at their offices at 17207 Feather Craft Lane Webster TX by 2pm on August 31 for delivery to animal shelters in Dickinson, Texas.

Two wonderful local teachers from Pearland giving to families in need through a Flood of Friendship!

Shelters & Volunteer Opportunities

A list of shelters that can probably use volunteers and donations.

An interactive map of shelters with updated information.

Volunteer Opportunities in the Houston Area.

American Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities.

Pantsuit Nation’s Resources for Hurricane Harvey.


Grackle & Grackle has compiled a helpful list of child care options.

In Kind Donations that are Needed

Adult Diapers

New Underwear



All plus size clothing


Toiletries, especially deodorant

Pet food

Insurance Help & Disaster Assistance

Information about filing an insurance claim before September 1, 2017.

FEMA Application for Assistance.

Ecclesia Houston Helpful Information and Needs List.

Legal Questions about Hurricane Harvey.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance from the State of Texas.

LDS Mormon Helping Hands, Catholic Charities, and other groups will send volunteers to cut and remove wet carpet and drywall, remove fallen tree limbs, and otherwise assist with flood clean up.  Hotline numbers: 800-451-1954 and 844-965-1386.




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