Disaster Recovery

In the year since Hurricane Harvey hit, we have been reminded each and every day that the strength of our community knows no bounds and that we are surrounded by people who will do whatever it takes to help those who are hurting. Click below to learn about our recovery work, our partnerships, and why it matters.

Thank you for all you do to keep our United Way and our community strong.

From immediate relief to long-term recovery, we are here. 

Anna Babin, President and CEO
​United Way of Greater Houston
Bob Harvey, President and CEO 
Greater Houston Partnership
Honorable Ed Emmett
Harris County Judge 
Honorable Robert Hebert
Fort Bend County Judge
Scott McLean, President and COO 
Zions Bancorp
Francisco Sanchez, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Our 2-1-1 HELPLINE has connected 403,000 of our neighbors with help related to Harvey.

 Honorable Ed Emmett
Harris County Judge
Francisco Sanchez, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Anna Babin, President and CEO
United Way of Greater Houston
 

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Long-term recovery can take three to five years. We'll be here for the long haul.

Anna Babin, President and CEO
United Way of Greater Houston
Bob Harvey, President and CEO
Greater Houston Partnership
Francisco Sanchez, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
 

Our volunteer task force guides our recovery work and investments.

Lynne Liberato, Partner
Haynes and Boone
Chair, Hurricane Harvey Task Force
Bob Harvey, President and CEO 
Greater Houston Partnership
Lynn Elsenhans, Sunoco (retired)
Hurricane Harvey Task Force
 

United Way and its partners collaborate to create impact.

Claudia Aguirre, President and CEO
BakerRipley
Brian Greene, President and CEO
Houston Food Bank
Missy Herndon, President and CEO
Interfaith of The Woodlands
 

Our neighbors reflect on their recovery. 

 Meet Linda  Meet Susan and Daniel  Meet Raquel Meet Dorothy

What can we do to prepare for the next disaster?

Honorable Ed Emmett
Harris County Judge
Mark Sloan, Emergency Management Coordinator
Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Francisco Sanchez, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
 

Download a piece about our first year of recovery work, read about our role and investments, and join us in thanking those who have made it possible.

Year One: a look at our first year of recovery work and those who made it possible United Way's role in recovery United Way Relief Fund investments to date  United Way Relief Fund major donors
Day of Action Photo Gallery