When donating money for any cause, it's always difficult for me as I want to make sure I get the most for my money! Many charities who look to be the obvious choice sometimes only give back $.15 to $.50 cents on the dollar with much of the money going to high salaries and expenses.
I've found a list of charities and their ratings who are immediately impacting Texas. Take a look and see if any of those fit your criteria. https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm….
I also found a charity who gives back 100% of the money. Yesterday alone, they made over 25,000 meals for first- responders and people in the shelters in the Houston area. https://www.mercuryone.org/.
Bottom line is that the people of Texas need our help now in one of the greatest disasters in our country's history. So please, give now if you can!!