ALA, library community work to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts
For Immediate Release
Public Awareness Office
CHICAGO – In the wake of historic flooding fueled by Hurricane Harvey, the American Library Association (ALA) and the library community continue their commitment to disaster relief efforts within the Gulf Coast Region.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is being affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along the Gulf Coast,” said ALA President James (Jim) Neal. “The ALA has reached out to the Texas Library Association (TLA) and Texas State Library to offer support as they work with local libraries dealing with storm-related damage."
ALA Members are welcome to assist their colleagues in Texas with recovery efforts by participating in local fundraising efforts. They are urged to:
- Donate Online to the TLA Disaster Relief Fund
- Purchase TLA Coloring Book benefiting the Disaster Relief Fund
- Apply for Disaster Relief Grant
- Disaster Recovery Resources
The ALA offers a list of resources for dealing with natural disasters at Libraries Respond .