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If you are boosting the signal on any recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, please feel free to include some or all of what I post below. Please copy/paste and don't share the post on social media directly.  Thanks.

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How can I help affected Foster Youth and Foster and Kinship Families?
- If you want to donate items, please contact your local Rainbow Room.  They need donations so that they can supply NEW, unopened supplies such as diapers, baby formula, blankets, school supplies and toiletries.
- If you prefer to give money, please make donations to the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, a charitable organization that the TX Dept of Family and Protective Svcs is partnering with to provide basic needs to assist foster children and foster families.  
- If your church or organization wants to help with recovery efforts, please contact faithpartners@dfps.state.tx.us.
 
How can I help affected elderly and disabled individuals?
-  If you want to donate items, contact your local Silver Star Rooms. These emergency resource rooms need NEW, unopened supplies such as adult diapers, blankets, and toiletries.
-  If you prefer to give money, please make donations to the Texas Partners for Adult Protective Services, a charitable organization that the TX Dept of Family and Protective Svcs is partnering with. 
- If your church or organization wants to help with recovery efforts, please contact DFPSApsCommunication@dfps.state.tx.us

How can I help affected secondary and post-secondary students?
- Donate to the Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd-sourced relief fund dedicated to aiding the close to 500,000 students impacted by Hurricane Harvey--almost a third of all of the college and university students in the state. Announced today, HELP, which stands for Higher Education Learning Pathways, will provide emergency funds to enable students in southeast Texas to stay on or more quickly return to their education pathway.

How can I support doctors and displaced physicians?
-  Donate to the TMA Foundation Disaster Relief Campaign.  Established originally after Hurricane Rita, the TMA Disaster Relief Program helps cover expenses (not covered by insurance or other funding) related to relocating or rehabilitating a physician’s medical office. This may include replacing equipment, aiding needed staff, rebuilding patient records, and other similar costs — all towards the goal of helping physicians once again begin treating their patients.
 
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