Hurricane Harvey Equine Donation Options

Many in our dressage community have been impacted
by Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Dressage Society
has been contacted by people wanting to make
donations to the equine storm victims.

HDS recommends two options. Both are 501c3
non-profit organizations allowing tax deductible donations.

Option 1: Provides aid to INDIVIDUAL barn owners
    impacted by the storm.
    Contact online: Sports Authority Foundation
    or by mail to: Sports Authority Foundation,
    c/o Harris County-Houston Sports Authority,
    Partnership Tower, 701 Avenida De Las Americas,
    Suite 450, Houston, TX 77010
    • Minimum donation = $5
    • Targeted fund = “Houston Dressage” to earmark
        funds for dressage barns that received
        storm damage
    • 100% of funds will be distributed
        (no administration fee)

The Sports Authority Foundation has been established
by the Harris County - Houston Sports Authority.
The Foundation’s directors will review funding
applications and distribute the funds to needy applicants.

Option 2: Provides aid to the COMMUNITY including
    the SPCA and veterinary service organizations.
    Contact: USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund
    • Online donations only
    • No donation targeting - funds will be distributed
    to underwrite the efforts of the Houston SPCA,
    Texas A&M University, the Texas Equine Veterinary
    Association (TEVA) and the American Association
    of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).

    posted: 9 September, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Other Donation Options

The Houston Chronicle suggested a website for non-profits that get the "top marks" post Harvey. It is Charity Navigator, a national group that rates charities on how effeciently they use your donations.
    The site singles out the Houston SPCA, Houston Humane Society, Habitat for Horses and the Houston Food Bank, as well as, the Food Bank of Corpus Christi (now called the Coastal Bend Food Bank) and the San Antonio Humane Society as "top-rated" organizations.
    If you are still looking for someone to donate to Charity Navigator can help.

    posted: 10 September, 2017