With the devastation of Hurricane Harvey reaching far and wide, many concerned citizens are wondering what they can do to assist in the relief efforts. Here are some ways you can contribute to helping canines and humans who are suffering from the storm’s impact.
To help those affected by Hurricane Harvey you can donate to AKC Reunite's Pet Disaster Relief Fund. Click here to donate.
A Challenge Grant is also being offered from Greater St. Louis Training Club Delegates Barbara and Bob Amen. The Amens will match donations to AKC Reunite's Pet Disaster Relief Fund up to $10,000 to support efforts for the families and pets in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey.
UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2017:
AKC Reunite would like to offer its sincere thanks to Barbara and Bob Amen and Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Charitable Trust for each of their $10,000 matching fund challenges to help support Hurricane Harvey Pet Disaster Relief efforts. Both challenges have been met!
Also paying it forward, the American Shih Tzu Club Charitable Trust is proud to announce another $10,000 matching challenge. The Trust will match all donations received by AKC Reunite's Pet Disaster Relief Fund dollar for dollar for a total donation of $10,000 to support efforts for the families and pets affected by Harvey.
Through Monday, September 5, 2017, $150,000 in donations have been received.
UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2017:
We're pleased to report that the Shih Tzu Club Charitable Trust's $10,000 matching challenge has been met.
UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2017:
AKC Reunite and Assisi Animal Health are pleased to announce a challenge grant to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and their pets. The challenge grant will match donations to AKC Reunite's Pet Disaster Relief Fund dollar for dollar for a total amount of $10,000 to support efforts for the families and pets in Texas and Louisiana affected by Harvey.
This challenge grant follows three successful challenge grants from Barbara and Bob Amen (Delegate, Greater St. Louis Training Club), The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Charitable Trust and The American Shih Tzu Club Charitable Trust. Each goal was met and exceeded within 24 hours. Those grants also matched donations to AKC Reunite's Pet Disaster Relief Fund dollar for dollar for a total donation of $10,000 each.
2. Purchase Texas Tough Items from the AKC Shop
The AKC Shop is featuring a special Texas Tough collection to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 100% of the profits from items sold in the collection will go to help support AKC Reunite Pet Disaster Relief. Shop the collection here.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to help with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. However, it's important to note that you must register in order to volunteer, you cannot simply show up. Doing so may actually hinder the recovery process, so please do your research using the links below prior to donating your time.
To learn more about volunteering in Houston, click here.
For information on volunteering statewide via FEMA, learn more here.
4. Educate Yourself and Share Information
The American Veterinary Medical Association offers a guide to emergency preparation and response. Download the guide here.
AKC Reunite also has information on emergency planning, relief, and response. Learn more here.
For more information on Hurricane Harvey, click here. This page is constantly being updated with new information.