Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with our friends in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The aftermath of Harvey has overwhelmed Houston and the surrounding areas with much heartache, loss and devastation.  Many of us feel the urge to lend a helping hand, here are a few great ways to donate:

AHIIMA  has established the Health Information Relief Operation (HIRO) Fund to assist communities of health information professionals whose personal or professional lives have been severely disrupted by a natural or man-made disaster.

The HIRO Fund will provide immediate material relief made possible  through an initial $10,000 donation from AHIMA and the generosity of AHIMA members and the greater professional community of health information management. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

AAPC will coordinate with local chapter leaders to determine the best use of these funds. In the past, they have replaced home essentials (bedding, hygiene, clothing, etc.) and some professional resources as our members get resettled after natural disasters. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Red Cross is accepting donations online or by texting “HARVEY” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Save The Children is directly supporting families with children impacted by Hurricane Harvey. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

The Salvation Army is working to provide food and clothes to those in need.  Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

ASPCA is preparing water rescue and emergency shelter for animals affected by the hurricane. CLICK HERE TO DONATE