How You Can Help Families Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Since learning fragile babies were being transported from Driscoll Children’s Hospital to our NICU as a result of Hurricane Harvey, many people have reached out to find ways they can help the families.
Cook Children’s Case Management Team is working with these families to meet their emergent needs, such as food, lodging and transportation. If you would like to help support these families and other families we serve, you can make a monetary donation by clicking here where you can make a gift and designate your support for our Emergency Assistance Fund, which will help these families. You can support our patients by texting an amount to 682-307-4500.
“I am always amazed, but never surprised, at the generosity of our Cook Children’s family,” said Grant Harris, vice president of Development at Cook Children’s. “Right now, the best way you can help is through monetary donations, rather than making an in-kind donation. Our caregivers will know the best way to use those donations to help these children. We are honored that Driscoll Children’s entrusted us to care for their most fragile babies. People saw this and immediately welcomed these children to our community and wanted to find a way that they could help. We appreciate that people are always out there and willing to give.”
The catastrophic events of the Gulf Coast have left many families in need. Along with helping Cook Children’s, many of our partners could benefit from monetary donations and volunteers including:
- The American Red Cross – click here or text 90999 to donate $10. The organization is also asking for volunteers.
- Carter BloodCare
- South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
- United Way of Greater Houston
- The Salvation Army
- North Texas Food Bank (Disaster Relief Fund)