The Rebuilding Texas Fund was established in August 2017 by Keep Texas Beautiful as a way to support our affiliate communities.
When disaster strikes a member of our community, we want to work together to lend a helping hand. Resources and donations collected through the Rebuilding Texas Fund are 100% pass-thru, and are granted to affiliate communities to rebuild and revitalize local regions affected by natural disaster and other intense destruction. We will work together to support our mission to improve communities and lift each other up.
We are currently seeking donations to support affiliate communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Interested in helping rebuild Texas together?
Keep Texas Beautiful + Hurricane Harvey
Thank you to all the affiliates who have reached out to ask “What can we do?” and “How can we help?” The scenes and stories from south Texas are heartbreaking, and as community builders you understand the effects this type of devastation can have. Those affected are our friends, neighbors, colleagues and family members. There is much to be done to support our affiliate family hit by Hurricane Harvey when the cleaning up and rebuilding phase begins, but for now, the region is in a response mode as they take steps to ensure the safety and lives of those in their areas.
To best support affiliates as they move into the phase of cleaning up and rebuilding, KTB’s current efforts include:
- Collecting best practices, resources and tools to share with those affiliates in need – this will help support their coordination of volunteers and cleanups in the coming months and years.
- Creating a process to collect donated cleanup supplies and disseminate them to affiliate communities in need.
- Creating a KTB Hurricane Harvey Rebuilding Fund to financially support the affiliate communities affected by the hurricane and subsequent flooding.
If you are an affiliate in an affected area or are interested in donating or lending cleanup supplies, please contact us or submit your request below.
Thank you to Chevron and Waste Management for their generous contributions to our Rebuilding Texas Fund for Hurricane Harvey.
We're also thrilled to be named a beneficiary of Revolver Brewing's Harvey Relief Golden Ale. 100% of all profits from sales will go directly to charities serving coastal communites affected the storm- including KTB.
Please follow #harvey #hurricaneharvey and #strongerthanthestorm online for real-time updates.
Texas Strong: Hope During Harvey
Helping Texans in Need
We have collected several resources that may be useful to communities affected and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.
Flood Re-Entry Fact Sheet
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Resources for Recovery
Discovery Recovery Management Toolkit
Part 3: Tools on Recovery Staffing, Measuring Recovery, Hiring Contractors
Volunteer and In-Kind Data Collection, FEMA Reimbursement
Texas Department of Public Safety
Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program
Separating Household Trash and Recycling from Debris - English
Cómo separar la basura de los desechos y escombros generados por la tormenta en su hogars - Spanish
Residential Storm Debris Instructions - English
Guías residenciales – Cómo separar la basura de los desechos y escombros generados por la tormenta en su hogars - Spanish
Disasters affect not only the people who experience them, but also those who are responding and assisting in the rebuilding. Take steps to care for yourself and loved ones:
- Coping Tips
- Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Emotional Distress
- Coping After Disaster/Trauma
- Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
- Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Managing Stress
- Tips for Health Care Practitioners and Responders: Helping Survivors Cope with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
- Psychological First Aid for First Responders: Tips for Emergency and Disaster Response Workers
- Disaster Distress Helpline - A 24/7, 365-day-a–year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.
- Crisis Text Line - offers free 24/7 crisis support via text message. Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
- NAMI HelpLine - is a free service that provides information, referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., ET. The number is 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).
- Magellan Crisis Line - is a 24-hour crisis line for all residents of Texas. The toll-free number to access free, confidential counseling services is 1-800-327-7451.
Disaster Debris Management
Disaster Debris Publications & Resources
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Resident, Business, Government Plans
Hurricane Response Information & Guidelines
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Keep Texas Beautiful will be continually updating volunteer opportunities to rebuild post Hurricane Harvey. Check back often for more information.
Keep Port Aransas Beautiful
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster