Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey and Preparing for Hurricane Irma
The Endocrine Society is working to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and those who will be impacted by Hurricane Irma. We are supporting the leadership of ADA and JDRF to help patients, providers, universities, fellows, and others impacted by the storms.
Below is a list of resources, including information on what our partners are doing. In addition, we would like to hear from our members if there is something we could do to help clinicians and researchers continue their lifesaving work. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Irma Preparedness Resources
A live map of open shelters from the American Red Cross can be found here. You can also contact the American Red Cross directly at 1-800-733-2767.
A list of open pharmacies in the area can be found here.
Health and Human Services Distress Line
If you are in the continental U.S. or Puerto Rico, contact your local Health and Human Services at 211 for assistance or the HHS Disaster Distress Line at 1-800-985-5990.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resources and tips.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Resources from the CDC can be found here.
If you would like to donate diabetes supplies, we are partnering with Insulin for Life to ship necessary items to areas impacted by the hurricane. Get information on what is needed and how to donate. To donate blood or platelets, please visit the American Red Cross' website for a list of nationwide locations.
- The National Diabetes Education Program Disaster Preparedness Plan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Caring for People with Diabetes in Emergency Situations from the ADA
- My Diabetes Emergency Plan – A checklist for people with diabetes from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
- Information on Medical Devices and Hurricane Emergencies from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes:
Hurricane Harvey Resources
- How to donate diabetes supplies to Insulin for Life
- The American Diabetes Association hotline is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM–8:00 PM EST at +1-800-DIABETES to support patients with diabetes.
- DRF has included resources for T1D patients on its website and will update the information frequently.
- The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies has a hotline, +1-800-626-4949, to help people with disabilities and the elderly to safety and provide immediate needs of durable medical equipment and supplies
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hurricane resources
- American Red Cross – for nationwide locations to donate blood or platelets
- The NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters provides additional information and resources for those affected
- Department of HHS support services, HHS Disaster Distress Line +1-800-985-5990
- Live map of open shelters from the American Red Cross, or +1-800-733-2767
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and federal aid programs for Texas residents
- Link to list of open pharmacies in the Houston area
- Texas Health and Human Services – call 211 for assistance
- Americares is providing emergency support and services
- List of Texas food banks
- South Texas Blood and Tissue Center – to find a South Texas location to donate blood, call +1-210-731-5590
- The NIH Natural Disaster Policy—Hurricane Harvey includes information for submitting applications or reports
- A list of research labs willing to help
We will continue to monitor ongoing events and will update this page as our work progresses.