The University of Missouri-Kansas City stands with those recently affected by natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the Mexican earthquake. Thousands of families have experienced loss in various ways. In an effort to provide relief, we’ve put together a list of organizations and resources that could use our help.
- Contact information for charities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and across the Caribbean can be found in a PBS article How to help Hurricane Irma victims
- Join the USVI Hurricane Irma Alert Facebook Group for daily updates on how the US Virgin Islands could best use your help.
- Visit the official alert system website for daily updates on the U. S. Virgin Islands and how you can best help.
- The UMKC Staff Council Outreach Committee will host a cleaning supply drive Sept. 11 – 15 to support Connection Point Church’s relief efforts. Connection Point Church is currently collecting their second delivery of donated items for First Baptist Houston.
- A donation fund has been established by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner to help families affected by Harvey.
- This online newspaper has collected information on a large number of local assistance and charitable organizations with links to make donations: Texas Monthly
- This website of activist and local organizations provides links to those going to the aid of under-represented communities: Harvey – Money for the People
- If you have friends or family who are victims of Harvey and need resource information, here is a bilingual link that provides local information for those who are affected.
- Hurricane relief for arts organizations in Texas through the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
- American Red Cross. Visit the website, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
How to Help Mexico
CNN Impact Your World is collecting donations to help earthquake victims in Mexico.
This page will be updated on an ongoing basis as we receive information on additional resources to help our fellow American citizens and our neighbors to the south restore their neighborhoods, homes and communities.