You can help.

For those interested in helping Southeast Texans get back on their feet, we’ve put together a list of credible and trustworthy local charities that are making an immediate impact in the region.


Foundation of Southeast Texas


Foundation for Southeast Texas provides donors a simple, powerful, and highly personal way to give back. Donations to their general fund will be dedicated to aid southeast Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey.


As everyone knows by now, the State of Texas has been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. Harvey has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced and many have lost everything. Jamaal Charles and I (Earl Thomas) are from Port Arthur, TX and Orange, TX respectively and have seen our cities, families and friends devastated by this natural disaster. We are asking our family, friends, fans and anyone else that is able to help pitch in, so we can help our communities get back on their feet as soon as possible. All of the money raised will go directly to the families in the 409 for any and all items they may need from beds, diapers, formula, clothes, food, shelter, etc.

Note: Both Earl Thomas and Jamaal Charles have started out the giving by donating $50,000 each! #409Strong!

Southeast Texas Food Bank


At the Southeast Texas Food Bank, our staff is passionate about our mission. Our management team, program staff, transportation crew, and warehouse workers are committed to finding innovative ways to increase the quantity and improve the quality of food available to our partner agencies. We also strive to raise public awareness of issues related to hunger in our area.


The American Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas serves Angelina, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby and Tyler counties with services including disaster relief, CPR training


In the event of a disaster, we’re your hub for updates on the most needed supplies and how you can help the survivors – by donating or training to volunteer. We train disaster volunteers year-round at locations throughout Texas. Train to become an on-call disaster volunteer.

We’re known for being the first service agency to arrive and the last to leave – our commitment is to help people through to the end. Once the dust settles, our staff and volunteers stay for weeks, months or even years until we’ve done all we can to help.


Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana is a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation which was formed in 1972.  Our Goodwill was formed to provide training and employment services to individuals who have disabilities and other barriers to employment.


The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is a full-time resource to help donors make more thoughtful disaster-related giving decisions and maximize the impact of their gifts.


The United Board of Missions is a faith based non-profit organization in PA making positive impacts in the communities of mid and south Jefferson county, Texas. The UBM concentrates on basic human needs such as clothing, shelter, and food.


For 90 years, United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County has worked to build stronger communities by helping people to help each other.  That's what it means to mobilize the caring power of our communities. Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.


The United Way of Beaumont & N. Jefferson County has established a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. It will aid in providing immediately relief to the area and then transition to long term recovery efforts. 100% of donations will go towards storm victims. 


United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

  • Promote healthy lives and help youth and adults avoid risky behaviour
  • Improve education and cut the number of high school dropouts
  • Help people achieve financial stability and help get families on the road to economic independence.

These goals are ambitious, but with your help, with committed partners, and public engagement — we can achieve them.


The Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation will provide additional support and funding for Baptist Hospitals in order to facilitate the ongoing provision of high quality health services in a Christian environment through sacred work every day.


The Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas is separately incorporated from the Diocese of Beaumont, we remain the social service arm of the diocese, assisting the bishop in his pledge to serve the poor within his diocese, regardless of their religious affiliation.  Catholic Charities is committed to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and in conjunction with supporting “The Common Good” we offer services to anyone, without regard for their religious preference.

Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund


Southeast Texas has experienced unparalleled devastation from Hurricane Harvey, and the Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund (SETERF, a 501(c)(3) organization) is once again rallying to the cause by providing immediate aid in the form of gift cards for food, medicine and gas. Additionally, funds are being dispersed to trusted local agencies that will provide other critical services to thousands of individuals who have suffered damage and can least afford the devastating impact from the storm.

he SETERF was established in 2005 by attorney Regina Rogers and businessman Joe Penland to address the extensive needs of thousands of individuals affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. SETERF rallied to the cause again after Hurricane Ike hit Southeast Texas in 2008. To date, more than $2 million has been distributed to individuals, social service organizations, small businesses and faith-based organizations.