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Hurricane Harvey’s widespread devastation is well known at this point, and many national and global charities have stepped up allowing people everywhere to conveniently offer their money, goods, blood, and volunteer services to those impacted by the storm. Charity Navigator has published a comprehensive list of organizations contributing to the big picture of Harvey relief efforts. We encourage you to click the link so that you can make smart choices with your time and resources!

With such an extensive area through Texas and Western Louisiana receiving the brunt of Harvey’s wind and/or flooding, our goal at AtmoLife is to ensure that no community facing a difficult recovery goes unnoticed. To accomplish this goal, we are creating a new project that we need your help with.

Below is a list of Texas counties and Louisiana parishes that suffered major property loss and general interruption of daily lifestyle for which people need assistance to overcome. For each of these counties, we’ve listed some of the larger communities they contain and the specific impacts Harvey had on them.

This is where our challenge to you begins, dear reader.

We need your help filling in the bullet points with local charities/organizations assisting with the Harvey recovery effort specific to each area. As of now, we have a blank slate, but with your added knowledge, we hope to compile a robust list of opportunities to assist that includes every single impacted community.

Please let us know in the comments about the organizations you know of, as well as additonal communities or counties/parishes we should add.


Aransas County, TX (Port Aransas, Rockport) – Wind, Surge

Brazoria County, TX (Lake Jackson) – Flood

Calhoun County, TX (Port Lavaca) – Wind, Surge

Cameron Parish, LA (Cameron) – Flood

Chambers County, TX (Bolivar, Anahuac) – Flood

Calcasieu Parish, LA (Lake Charles) – Flood

Fort Bend County, TX (Richmond, Rosenberg) – Flood

Galveston County, TX (Galveston, Dickinson, Texas City, League City) – Flood

Goliad County, TX (Goliad) – Wind

Harris County, TX (Houston, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Baytown, Pasadena) – Flood

Jackson County, TX  (Edna) – Wind, Surge

Jefferson County, TX  (Beaumont, Port Arthur) – Flood

Liberty County, TX  (Liberty, Cleveland) – Flood

Matagorda County, TX  (By City, Matagorda) – Wind, Surge

Refugio County, TX  (Refugio) – Wind, Surge

Orange County, TX  (Orange) – Flood

San Patricio County, TX  (Sinton, Portland) – Wind, Surge

Nueces County, TX  (Corpus Christi, Calallen) – Wind, Surge

Victoria County, TX  (Vicotria) – Wind

Wharton County, TX  (Wharton) – Flood