In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, several plumbing, heating and cooling companies and organizations have stepped up fundraising efforts to help their affected members, employees and communities. BNP Media Plumbing Group has organized an ongoing list of some of these charities.


PHCC disaster relief fund

As a result of the current flooding in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, PHCC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate assistance to members in need.

Donations will support members whose businesses have been disrupted by major disasters now and in the future. PHCC members may use funds to offset costs to clean up flood damage, repair or replace equipment, etc.

All requests are confidential and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis as funds become available. If you would like to donate, click here.


MCA of Texas

MCA of Texas Executive Vice President Glenn Rex recommends the following charitable funds “that will specifically support those who will need help to get past this flooding event in Houston.”

They are:

Greater Houston Community Foundation. Donations may be directed specifically to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Baker Ripley Foundation
• MCAA Disaster Relief Fund (information below)
• United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters’ UA Charitable Trust (information below)


MCAA disaster relief fund

On Friday afternoon, MCAA sent out an email urging its members to consider making a contribution to the MCAA Disaster Relief Fund.

“Every dollar our fund receives will be promptly redistributed to those office and field employees of our member companies who are desperately in need as a direct result of Hurricane Harvey,” wrote MCAA CEO John Gentille. “I am also very proud to tell you that MCAA and the UA are coordinating our Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to ensure that we deliver as much assistance to those in need in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible.”

Contributions to the fund can be mailed directly to:

MCAA Disaster Relief Fund
Attn: MCAA National Office
1385 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

“We are just now beginning to understand, thanks to the MCA of Houston and UA Locals 68, 211 and 198, just how many of our MCAA and UA families have had their lives turned upside down by this unbelievable tragedy named Harvey,” Gentille added. “They desperately need our help, and I am confident that together we will not let them down.”


United Association

The UA Charitable Fund Trust, 501(c)(3), was originally established to provide contributions to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Over the past decade, the fund has continued to serve as a source of financial support for individuals and Local Unions that have suffered damages from natural disasters or other tragedies.

Since its inception, more than $4 million has been raised through the UA Charitable Fund Trust to assist UA brothers and sisters experiencing hardship, such as that caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Contributions to the fund can be mailed directly to:

UA Charitable Fund Trust
Three Park Place
Annapolis, MD 21401


TDIndustries TDCares

TDIndustries, a contracting firm with 2,400 employees and eight locations in Arizona and Texas, including Houston, is collecting money for its employees affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“Anyone can donate to TDCares, our internal group that assists employees in need, by calling 972-888-9318,” TDIndustries CEO Harold MacDowell said.


Zekelman Industries

Zekelman Industries, the parent company of Wheatland Tube, is matching funds donated to the American Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

“The impact and toll of Hurricane Harvey are devastating, and our hearts go out to all of those affected,” Zekelman Industries Chairman and CEO Barry Zekelman said. “For every dollar our employees, suppliers, and customers contribute, Zekelman Industries will match that amount, up to a total of $250,000.”

Please donate here to have Zekelman match your gift.


American Red Cross

To donate to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts, visit

Note: Charities/funds are listed in no particular order. BNP Media’s Plumbing Group does not endorse any specific charity, group, or fund.