Below is a list of phone numbers and websites for veterans affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and Hurricane Irma in Florida, the USVI, and Puerto Rico:
Veterans of Foreign Wars state department phone numbers
If you are in need of immediate assistance, call:
Florida 352-622-5126 (evacuated until Sept 12)
Apply for the VFW’s Unmet Needs program at www.vfw.org/assistance/financial-grants.
Disabled American Veterans
Visit DAV’s website at www.dav.org/veterans/outreach-programs/disaster-relief/ to learn if you are eligible for their Disaster Relief Program.
Texas veterans can contact their DAV local national service office for the following areas:
Waco area: 254-299-9932
Houston area: 713-383-2715
San Antonio area: 210-699-5064
To apply for National Emergency Fund assistance go to www.legion.org/emergency/apply or call the Texas American Legion headquarters at (512) 472-4138.
American Red Cross
To find an open shelter: www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter
Reconnect with loved ones: www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/contact-and-locate-loved-ones
VA’s Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan has been activated. Eligible vets can take their VA ID Card and a written prescription or active VA prescription bottle to any CVS or HEB pharmacy to receive a 14-day supply of medication.
Veterans needing pharmacy assistance – call (866) 265-0124.
If you’ve lost your medication and no longer have the written prescription you can contact the Health Resources Center Disaster Hotline at (800) 507-4571
Tricare users in Louisiana and some counties in Texas can get emergency prescription refills at any Tricare network pharmacy. Check the Tricare website for up to date information.