Assisting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster organization ( has links on its website for anyone interested in donating or volunteering (in Texas) with the charitable organization of choice.

The American Red Cross ( has launched a massive response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. A webpage has been set up to accept financial donations online. More than 80 tractor-trailer loads of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are now on the ground in Texas.

Public agencies affected by Hurricane Harvey who seek assistance from other public works agencies or APWA chapters are asked to email or call 816-332-0489. Information on the need(s) will be collected and shared with those who are in a position to be able to provide assistance.

APWA has also provided an outline for Chapters with respect to financial compliance and reporting of their disaster relief efforts.

An additional resource for APWA and CPWA members is the APWA Emergency Management Peer Resource Directory, which contains information on volunteer public works professionals with direct experience in various aspects of emergency management who are willing to provide advice or information on emergency management matters.

More Information:
Note from the APWA President and  Executive Director to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Information from FEMA