How to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey
There are many ways to help musicians and orchestras affected by Hurricane Harvey. On this page, we will document efforts that are initiated by our members or efforts initiated especially to help our members. On our disaster relief page, you will find other organizations that are benefitting musicians and orchestras.
- The Houston Symphony Employee Assistance Fund and the Annual Fund—On September 9, the Houston Symphony reported that “The last two weeks have brought unprecedented challenges to Houston, but they have also seen our incredible community rally to help and support those impacted by the storm. I am very proud that many musicians of the Houston Symphony have visited the George R. Brown Convention Center and other temporary shelters elsewhere in the city, to provide the respite and comfort of music.” The Symphony set up an employee assistance fund to help about a dozen musicians and staff who suffered damage to their homes. Donors can also contribute to the Symphony’s Annual Fund to support the Symphony at large, whose hall sustained some minor damage. Click the link above to donate and to get an update as of September 9 on the Houston Symphony’s status.