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AAPI Community Relief Fund

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As TX State Rep. Gene Wu said on August 29, 2017, “This may be the worst of times. But this is the best of humanity.” As a community of immigrants and children of immigrants, it is in our roots to band together and help each other out in the face of disaster. 

Here’s how you can help:

Donate now. OCA–Greater Houston and our community partners have established the Harvey AAPI Community Relief Fund that will work in conjunction with the Harvey Community Relief Fund that was founded by other trusted organizations in Houston to pool resources and coordinate their distribution. We want to make sure that the AAPI community is represented and adequately served in efforts to recover and rebuild, and that aid is distributed efficiently and equitably to all underserved populations of Houston. Harvey is a disaster of historic proportions and is not something that is short-term. We are looking at a 4 month minimum time period where people will need shelter and assistance and years of work to help communities rebuild over the long term.

Spread the word. Please distribute the Harvey AAPI Community Relief Fund information widely. AAPIs live in pockets around the Houston metropolitan area, many located in flood zones. There is need for multilingual volunteers/staff for our populations who are limited English proficient to assist with FEMA, medical, legal or housing needs and resources that may not be found in regular food banks (i.e. food such as rice and soy sauce).

Volunteer time and donate suppliesIf you can safely get to and around Houston, volunteers and supplies are needed at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Bring donations to Loading Dock B. There’s a particular need for blankets, babies’ and children’s clothing, men and women’s underwear, snack bars and water.
UPDATEThe George R. Brown Convention Center and Houston Toyota Center are at capacity for donated supplies. Donations are still welcome at the various smaller shelters around Houston. There’s a particular need for blankets, babies’ and children’s clothing, men and women’s underwear, snack bars, water, and cleaning supplies.  If you can safely get to and around Houston, volunteers and supplies are needed at the various shelters including the NRG Center.

You can follow OCA–Greater Houston's Facebook page updates on relief efforts and other aid.



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