Mayor Soglin encourages Madison citizens to donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston’s mayor Turner established a relief fund for Hurricane Harvey that will accept tax deductible donations, and Madison mayor Soglin encourages Wisconsin to contribute.

An overwhelming amount of inquiries for donations from citizens and corporations pushed for the creation of this fund, which will be administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

“We are getting calls from across the country and right here in our hometown, and the generosity of people who understand this disaster is truly amazing,” Mayor Turner. “Together, we can make a difference to those who will need extensive help to get back on their feet once this storm is over.”

Methods for donations:

-Online credit card donations: Visit Online credit card donations will be assessed a small fee, typically 3 percent, by the credit card companies. Donors have the option of increasing their credit card donations to cover this fee.

-Checks/money orders: Mail to Greater Houston Community Foundation, 5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 6000, Houston, TX 77056.

-Transfer cash by wire: JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. Houston, TX ABA # 021000021

-For credit to: Greater Houston Community Foundation A/C#: 849170287

-For further credit to: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

-For stocks, corporate bonds and other marketable securities, please contact:

Mayor Turner said people in Houston and the surrounding region are in need of toiletries, cleaning supplies, and diapers.

-Cities wishing to send these supplies via truck are requested to send details of what to expect to Carlecia Wright at

-For any concerns, contact Marsha Murray at 832-971-0819 or