In a video posted to Twitter by CNBC News’ Harriett Taylor, police near Dayton, Texas, move cattle to higher ground following Hurricane Harvey

 

Hurricane Harvey Relief Resources

At the end of August, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana with severe flooding, high winds and significant damage to farms, homes and crops. NCBA is sending prayers to those who have been affected by the devastation that Harvey has left in its wake, and pray for the continued safety of those affected while the storm continues to do damage.

To assist with the relief efforts, we have compiled a list of resources for those seeking to help our neighbors along the Texas and Louisiana coast.

USDA

USDA is prepared to provide food, emergency housing, community, as well as farmer and rancher assistance to individuals and small businesses affected by severe storms and flooding. We continue to work with states affected by severe storms and flooding regarding requests for various assistance, waivers and flexibilities in administering federal nutrition assistance programs.

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Texas

For updated information on the conditions of Hurricane Harvey and for resources to report missing or found livestock, plus additional resources, please visit the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s website.

Visit TSCRA

Those who would like to help are urged to donate to the State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund. Managed by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), the STAR Fund provides emergency assistance to Texas farmers and ranchers affected by disasters. Funded exclusively by private donations, STAR funds are often used to rebuild fences vital to livestock businesses, restore operations and pay for other agricultural disaster relief.

Donate to the STAR Fund

For those in Texas seeking places to take their animals, here is a list of the Texas Animal Holding Facilities and Shelters. Note, this is not a comprehensive list and the availability and capacity of shelters and holding facilities changes frequently. Call the facility at the contact number listed to check availability.

Texas Animal Holding Facilities & Shelters

Texas Custom Trailers is taking donations at their shop for supplies to take to the coast area. Please bring your contributions to their shop at: 2050 N. Hwy, Decatur, Texas.

Items needed the most include:

  • Water
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Toiletries

For an updated list, visit their Facebook page.

The Texas FFA Association has created a fund to help FFA chapters and agricultural education programs rebuild following Harvey and other natural disasters. Donations to the “A New Day: Texas Agricultural Education Disaster Relief Fund” will be dispersed via an application process directly to the programs and chapters affected by the storm.

Learn More & Donate Now

Organizations/Groups Accepting Donations:
The MET Church
13000 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77070
281-890-1900

Society of Samaritans
31355 Friendship Drive
Magnolia, TX 77355
Tuesday & Thursday – 10am-4pm
Monday, Wednesday Friday – 10am-2pm

Society of Samaritans Giving Center
603 Little Twig
Magnolia, TX 77354
Thursday & Saturday – 10am-2pm

Northside Christian Church
20250Kuykendahl Road
Spring, TX 77370
Tuesday-Friday – 9am-5pm
BRING: Sleeping Bags, Cots, Blankets, Baby Items

Kenedy FFA/Kenedy Middle School 4-H
Contact: Lacie Beall
Email: lbeall@kenedyisd.com

Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center (Cy-Fair ISD)
8877 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281-894-3900

As flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey continues to inundate Texas, The Association of Former Students has teamed up with the Texas A&M Foundation and TexAgs.com to create a dedicated online forum to facilitate communication among Aggies. Please spread the word to Aggies who need assistance and to those have assistance to offer.

Learn More

Additional relief resources will be added as they become available. To share details about additional resources, please email nationalcattlemen@beef.org with details.

 

Source: NCBA