Since September 11, 2001, millions of Americans have come together with a common purpose to honor 9/11 and commemorate the tragedy through volunteer service. Together, they represent a shared belief that by neighbor helping neighbor, we can make our country stronger and better for decades to come.
This year we encourage you to join this American tradition and help your community by participating in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The City of Post Falls, Post Falls Police Dept. and Kootenai Fire and Rescue have selected as their project for this year to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey is the strongest storm to hit the United States in over a decade. The Gulf Coast, including Texas and Louisiana, has experienced destructive winds, heavy rainfall, and dangerous storm surges. The need for relief is great. Cash donations are the most beneficial way you can help.
Hurricane Harvey Statistics:
63 deaths releated to Hurricane Harvey132 MPH winds – Harvey was a Category 4
- $190 Billion estimated price tag is larger than Katrina and Superstorm Sandy combined
- 51.9 inches of rain – More than 6 million people saw rainfall greater than 30 inches
- 19 Trillion gallons of rain over southeast Texas and another 5.5 trillion gallons over Louisiana.
- 42,399 people displaced into shelters
- 82,000 homes were without electricity
- 185,149 Homes damaged or destroyed
- 10,000 People rescued by federal forces, plus countless other Good Samaritan rescues
- 120,000 Residents without water in Beaumont, TX
Donate Cash or Check through the City of Post Falls
(City of Post Falls with Hurricane Harvey in the memo line)
Drop off at City Hall or mail to:
ATTN: Hurricane Harvey
City of Post Falls
408 N. Spokane St.
Post Falls, ID 83854
Your Guide to Intelligent Giving
(Check out organizations before you give)
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (Greater Houston Community Foundation)
How to avoid being scammed
Before giving money to an organization, do your research. Charity Navigator, which identifies worthy charities, has a list of organizations responding after the storm. Its database is a good starting place to research nonprofits. The Internal Revenue Service has search tools that reveal whether an organization is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. If you suspect an organization or individual is engaging in fraud, you can report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud.