Extreme winter weather storms of snow, ice and freezing temperatures caused widespread power outages across Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Missouri, as well as other southern, central, and northeastern states, leaving communities in crisis. Texas, which experienced a system-wide power failure, has been the hardest hit. In one media bulletin, the Houston Chronicle reported that 4 million customers across the state were without power on February 15, including 1.4 million in the Houston area. The unforgiving weather systems have affected food supply chains leaving empty supermarket shelves and residents with access to little to no food and clean water.
The highly-rated organizations included on this page have been vetted by Charity Navigator analysts as providing relief and recovery to those affected with dedicated funds. Charity Navigator will continuously update this resource as other nonprofits providing direct relief are identified and vetted by our analyst team.
To nonprofits, if you are a 3- or 4-Star rated charity providing essential services or financial support to the states affected due to the severe February winter storms across the U.S., including the southern states, please complete the survey linked here for your organization to be reviewed for this list.
Designated donations made from this page will be applied to charity programs per each charity's designation policies.