Relief Exchange wants to fill the gaps in disaster recovery. As people continue to repair their lives, we are prepared to exchange disaster with resolution.
Relief Exchange began as a Facebook group. When the storm turned into a historic flood, Houstonian Nyla Spooner formed "Hurricane Harvey Relief Exchange" and the group quickly grew to 600 members. Group members exchanged information, processed rescue requests, and connected donors to those needing supplies. After the waters receded, people still needed help recovering. In order to provide effective recovery services, Relief Exchange incorporated as a non-profit in October of 2017.
“Three months later, people are still giving, helping, donating and loving one another. We have a beautiful community.”
— Nyla Spooner, Founder
Relief Exchange works from a pre-selected database of forty-one families. Offering assistance to a specific number of families allows us to collect data, keep track of progress, and effectively provide assistance. Since we are a small non-profit, we've found this is the best way to help our community.
Disaster relief has many faces. Our mission is to help resource-constrained communities by providing disaster relief, social services and technological solutions.
If you're interested in helping us continue in our mission, we have plenty of opportunities for you to do so. From Amazon wish lists to fundraising campaigns, we welcome your devotion to Relief Exchange