Texas Strong: How to Help After Harvey

how to help after harvey

My heart has been heavy this past week. Watching family, friends, the rest of the Houston community, and neighboring areas suffer from Chicago has been difficult.

My heart has also swelled with Texas pride as I’ve watched people and organizations across the state stand strong and rush to help each other. Seeing the country rally together to provide support and relief has also been a sweet note of hope.

Those who know me know as much as I love traveling, home is always near and dear to my heart. Granted, there are of course some things about Texas that need changing, but I’ve learned that’s the case with most places. The love for my home state will never fade. It’s home.

As we’ve watched the devestation Hurricane Harvey has brought unfold in the media, we are feeling especially far. Eric and I, along with our fellow Houstonians up north, have been hurting for our communities and looking for opportunities to help.

How to Help After Harvey

That being said, I’ve rounded up a list of goods that give back 100% of their proceeds to Harvey relief efforts, as well as organizations that you can donate to and help after Harvey.

Goods That Give Back

how to help after harvey

Texas Forever shirt from Magnolia Market

how to help after harvey

Don’t Mess with Texas candle (and this Howdy Y’all one) from The Burlap Bag

how to help after harvey

Texas Print Art (digital download) from Polish and Plume

how to help after harvey

Texas Isaiah 43:2 tee (or this Texas Strong one) from Sweet Southern Love

how to help after harvey

Texas Strong Pet Bandana from Asher & Gray (Note: 50% of proceeds donated)

Organizations Doing Good

NPR put together this awesome, comprehensive list of organizations you can contribute to. I’ve pulled out a handful below I was interested in when researching, and have linked directly to the Harvey efforts on their site.

General Relief: GlobalGiving, JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund

General Relief/Donating Blood: The Red Cross

Food: Feeding Texas, Houston Food Bank

Animals: SPCA of TexasAustin Pets Alive!

Lastly, thank you to all who have reached out regarding my family in the area. They are safe and dry in our pocket of town. We are beyond thankful and ready to serve.

how to help after harvey

Source: Chron.com

The sun came out this week, and the rain has stopped for now. While the road to recovery may be long, for this sweet reminder of God’s presence and hope, I am thankful.

“When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you…” – Isaiah 43:2

Squeeze your loved ones, friends!

xo dayna


Texas Wildflower title image sourced here.


    • Dayna Reyna
      August 31, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Krissy! Really appreciate your kind words. xo Dayna

  1. August 31, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this!


    • Dayna Reyna
      August 31, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Thanks, Emily! Appreciate you reading! xo Dayna

  2. August 31, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Thanks so much for putting this together. My parents live in Houston and the devastation is absolutely heart wrenching. I heard today JJ Watt has raised $10M! Seeing people from all over support those affected is really inspiring. Again, thanks so much!

    Emily B. | TheTravelingBlonde.com

    • Dayna Reyna
      September 1, 2017 / 12:43 am

      Aw thank you, Emily! I know it’s been so sad, but so amazing to see how people come together. Sending my best to your family!! xo Dayna

    • Dayna Reyna
      September 1, 2017 / 12:44 am

      Thanks for reading, Courtney! I agree! xo Dayna

  3. September 1, 2017 / 12:19 am

    thanks for posting this doll! my heart goes out to everyone and every animal there

    • Dayna Reyna
      September 1, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Same here lady! Thank you! xo Dayna

  4. chantelouisee28
    September 1, 2017 / 3:07 am

    Aw this post is beautiful! It’s so heartbreaking hearing about what’s been happening in Texas! Thankyou for posting all the ways we can help!!
    Chanté xo | http://www.chante-louise.com

    • Dayna Reyna
      September 1, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks so much lady! Appreciate you reading! xo Dayna

  5. September 1, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Thank you for sharing this girl. As a New Orleanian, I remember the helplessness felt after the Katrina like it was yesterday. So much to do, and together we can pull together and share our love with Houston.


    • Dayna Reyna
      September 1, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Aw thank you for this sweet thought, Andi! xo Dayna

  6. September 20, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Thank you for featuring shirts from my shop, Sweet Southern Love, I am originally from Cypress, Texas which is Northwest Houston and my family and husbands family were hit hard with the floods. I am so honored and blessed to be able to give back to a community that is just so incredible and amazing. Together we are stronger than anything and together we can make anything happen, no matter where we are in the world!!!

    • Dayna Reyna
      October 3, 2017 / 10:44 am

      I completely agree! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. We are grateful for your passion for the Houston community! All the best – xo Dayna

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