Hello everyone! I’m doing what I can from my hotel to bring up to date information on how my readers and friends from out of town and out of the country can help my wonderful city that I love so much! This tragedy is devastating with families losing everything. There are so many in need right now and will continue to be in need for the coming days, weeks, months, it goes on. 9000+ are currently at the George R Brown Convention Center and that’s one center!
If you are so moved I have compiled a list of places you can support in either monetary donations, items or time. I will be updating this list throughout the days weeks and as more information comes in. Please feel free to comment or email me email@example.com so I can grow the list. I know there are many places in need and I would love to compile a comprehensive list. This goes without saying but do your research and due diligence before giving you money to anyone.
MONETARY DONATIONS & SHELTERS:
Assist the Officer is currently accepting donations to aid Houston area law enforcement officers who have suffered from the severe flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.
The Red Cross is also in dire need of volunteers to help manage shelters, distribute food, water, clean-up items and other critical items. If people wish to help they can register at redcross.org/volunteer.
2) George R Brown Convention Center: at capacity (08.29.2017 3:00pm)
Medical Aid Needed: If you are certified nurse or social worker, please go directly to the GRB if it’s safe to do so. Ask for contact Tom McCasland.
To locate residents in shelter at the GRB, call Red Cross at 832-523-0425 or visit www.safeandwell.org.
- L/XL clothing
- Non-perishable food
- Baby formula
- Hand sanitizer
- Bottles water
- Comfort kits — (soap, shampoo, toothpaste)
- Deodorant for men and women
- Diapers – Sizes 5 & 6
- Bath towels
- Baby Bottles
- Sippy Cups
- Baby Lotion
- New Twin Size Blankets (No Round Fleece)
- New Women Underwear
- New Men Underwear
- Washcloths-Face Towels
- New Underwear for men, women and children
- Socks (for children)
- Women’s Clothing – Size 22 & up. Appropriate for job interviews
- Toilet Paper
- Strollers (no umbrella strollers please)
- Flash Lights and Batteries
United Way’s first priority will be safety, shelter and basic needs, like food. Once the community is stabilized, United Way will focus on long-term recovery efforts.
United Way of Greater Houston maintains a disaster reserve fund, which will be tapped for this storm, however because of the widespread devastation already seen, the needs of those impacted will far exceed existing resources.
Call and see what they need PHONE: (713) 956-0881
8) Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund set up by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
-Volunteers & Supplies – also they have trucks to take supplies to other shelters.
Crosspoint Church (Pearland) – Moved to Pearland High School
Houston Toyota Center- extension of GRB so check in there.
Don’t forget our furry friends!
10) HOUSTON SPCA
Houston Community Brands and Influencers Accepting and Distributing Donations:
SUGAR AND CLOTH:
For those that want to get involved in flood relief and delivering supplies directly to families in need but can't safely get to a place to volunteer until after the rain subsides (like us!), we'll be hosting a donation drive this Thursday and would love to have your help or donations! Additionally, if you're a family or individual in need of specific supplies or necessities please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help with fulfilling those needs or connecting you to volunteers to assist! If you're not local and want to donate monetarily (even $5 helps!!), I've also included links to legit places to donate in the post! Link in profile! #hurricaneharvey #houstonstrong #thisishouston #sugarandclothloves #sugarandclothgivesback
321 W 19th Street Suite B Houston, TX 77008
God bless Texas! Our community is coming together with overwhelming support during this tragic time. Right now we are being told George R. Brown Convention Center and many shelters near the shop are currently at capacity. GRB has over 10,000 people. The @houstondynamo soccer stadium BBVA Compass will be open tomorrow as a new distribution center. We will reopen the shop TOMORROW at 10 AM to take more item donations and run them over. If you're feeling stir crazy and just want a change of scenery you're also welcome to come hang – our doors will be open. Please keep checking our story for updates on what items are needed at shelters! You can also give money directly via Mayor Turner's donation link in our bio.
“One family’s home not only took on four feet of water, but their baby almost drowned in the catastrophic flooding. Another victim we spoke with witnessed three people drown before his very own eyes. Many of those affected have experienced more devastation than we can ever imagine. This donation page will help raise funds to adopt a family in distress. We want them to know that they can weather any storm with the help of their fellow neighbor — whether near or far!”
Yesterday, I spent the day volunteering and gathering goods to donate (check my ig story) which resulted in learning that I can do more to help!! So many families have lost EVERYTHING and hearing their stories were unreal, which is why I've started a donation page to raise funds for families in need! Check the link in my bio to read more,donate and PLEASE share this, so together, we can meet the goal 🖤 #HurricaneHarveyFamilyReliefFund