August 29, 2017 / News & Blog

ACM Harvey Relief Fund

In response to the ongoing damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, ACM is establishing the ACM Harvey Response Fund to assist the staff and families of our members affected by the storm.

To our knowledge, our museums have been fortunate in sustaining minimal structural damage. However, many of their staff have been affected, and will need assistance as they regroup and rebuild. While now a tropical storm, Harvey is continuing to move through the Gulf Coast region. ACM will keep monitoring the situation to support the staff of all our affected members.

You may also donate by check: Address checks to the Association of Children’s Museums, with “ACM Harvey Response Fund” in the “for” or “memo” line. Mailing address: 2711 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 600, Arlington, VA, 22202

ACM will match the first $5,000 donated. The Fund will remain open for donations through September 30, 2017.

Other Ways to Help

If your museum wants to engage your visitors in your Harvey response, you might consider hosting drives or fundraisers to support the following charities:
Texas Diaper Bank: A San Antonio-based organization committed to distributing diapers and goods to assist vulnerable babies and children with disabilities.
Portlight Strategies: An organization doing post-disaster relief to provide aid for people with disabilities.

See NPR for more information about organizations on the ground