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When a member of our community is affected, it touches us all. The after-effects of the storm are still being felt, and we will be dealing with the consequences for years to come. As Girl Scouts, we are taught to step up when those around us need help. We encourage you to put on a Girl Scout t-shirt and get out there and volunteer to support those who were impacted. The need in our communities is so great. If you know of any Girl Scouts that need our help, please let us know. The Texas councils have also launched the Texas Girl Scout Hurricane Relief Patch, a program for our girls to learn about disaster preparedness. Details below.

Updates:

  • NEW Update! GSUSA has lifted fundraising restrictions to enable girls to raise money for Girl Scouting recovery efforts. Fundraising efforts will be undertaken with the sole intention of providing membership scholarships to impacted girls. Such scholarships are typically defined as dues, uniforms, credentials (e.g., insignia worn on uniforms), and Girl Scout materials. To contribute to this effort, please go to www.girlscouts.org/hurricaneharvey or text HurricaneHarvey to 41444. 
  • The San Jacinto Council (Houston and surrounding areas) and the Greater South Texas Council (which includes Corpus Christi, Victoria, Rockport) are assessing their members needs and will be letting us know how we may help. Stay tuned. Update! See below "How You Can Help".
  • Our service centers and scout houses appear to be fine.
  • Girl Scouts and Disaster Recovery, offers guidance on how Girl Scouts can step up in times of crisis.
  • Girl Scout councils across Texas are pleased to announce the creation of the Texas Girl Scout Hurricane Relief Patch. This is a free patch program which will not only educate girls about disaster preparedness and relief, but ask them to take action.  We hope that your Girl Scout and her troop will take part in this state-wide program.
Important Numbers
  • Harris County Emergency Management: (713) 881-3100
  • City of Houston Information Line: 3-1-1
  • Evacuation Assistance: 2-1-1 (This is the Texas/United Way HELPLINE answering thousands of Harvey-related calls. They are available 24/7 with updated info & resources.)
  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency: (713) 221-6000
  • Coast Guard Rescue: (281) 464-4851, 4852, 4853
  • Legal hotlines have been set up in Austin. Call 1-800-504-7030 for any legal questions.
How You Can Help


Donate

Donations are the best way to take immediate action. Please consider the following (quick & easy) ways to make an impact.

Flood Resources

 

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