Greater Good Charities’ Disaster Response to Deadly Winter Storms

Days of snow and ice storms crippled the power grid and left millions without electricity and heat in mid-February 2021. In Texas alone, more than 3 million individuals and businesses went days without power, while over 14.4 million Texas residents—half the state’s population—experienced disruptions in water service, lacking safe access to potable water. 

With your help, Greater Good Charities stood ready to respond. Your donations are directly funding disaster response efforts, helping people, pets, and wildlife where it’s most needed. We’ve already distributed several emergency grants and are reviewing requests for additional support to be provided in the coming days. See below for an updated list of grants we are distributing.

Your Donations in Action

(Updated 2/23/21)

$10,000 cash grant to Houston Humane, thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and The Animal Rescue Site, to care for pets injured or affected by the storms, as well as a truckload of pet food courtesy of PetSmart Charities and bedding and crates thanks to The Animal Rescue Site.

$5,000 cash grant to Big Sky Ranch to care for exposed animals and purchase straw/bedding to keep them warm and a truckload of Purina® canned cat food and blankets from The Animal Rescue Site.

$5,000 cash grant to Brazoria County SPCA for ground transport and veterinary care.

$5,000 cash grant to Humane Society of Tulsa for veterinary assistance for exposure injuries, straw for the community, and propane for the shelter, as well as 43 pallets of dog and cat food thanks to Smucker’s®.

$2,000 cash grant to Cabot Animal Support Services for forklift rental to continue serving pet food needs for multiple counties.

$60,000 cash grant to Food Bank of Rio Grande Valley to provide 15,000 emergency food packs (over 240,000 meals) for families without access to food and water.

$25,000 cash grant to Houston Food Bank for community feeding.

$21,000 cash grant to Sea Turtle, Inc. to rescue and care for 5,300+ cold-stunned sea turtles.

$5,000 cash grant to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank for community feeding.

Emergency truckload of wet cat food sent to Austin Pets Alive thanks to Purina®.

Emergency truckload of wet cat food sent to Brazoria SPCA thanks to Purina®.