HOW TO HELP: A LOCALS GUIDE TO HELPING HOUSTON POST HURRICANE HARVEY

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 info@casiraghistyle.com so I can grow the list. I know there are many places in need and I would love to compile a comprehensive list.

***UPDATING with Shelter Locations in need ( 08.29.17 – 3pm)

 

****CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST OF SHELTERS ****

 Lakewood Church

-Volunteers & Supplies – also they have trucks to take supplies to other shelters.

Crosspoint Church  (Pearland) – Moved to Pearland High School

Chabad Synagogue  (Fondren Rd) 

Houston Toyota Center

-open as a shelter but not taking donations until they are set up for screening ( 08.29.17 3:00pm) Call ahead.

 

MONETARY DONATIONS & SHELTERS:

1) RED CROSS : Donate Here 

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.

ITEMS Needed: 

  • Wheelchairs
  • L/XL clothing
  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Non-perishable food
  • Baby formula
  • Diapers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sweatsuits
  • Towels
  • Bottles water
  • Comfort kits — (soap, shampoo, toothpaste)
  • Pillows

 

3) STAR OF HOPE: Donate Now

Critical Needs:

  • Deodorant for men and women
  • Diapers – Sizes 5 & 6
  • Bath towels
  • Razors

Urgent Needs

  • Baby Bottles
  • Sippy Cups
  • Baby Lotion
  • New Twin Size Blankets (No Round Fleece)
  • New Women Underwear
  • New Men Underwear
  • Washcloths-Face Towels

Ongoing Needs

  • New Underwear for men, women and children
  • Socks (for children)
  • Women’s Clothing – Size 22 & up. Appropriate for job interviews
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Strollers (no umbrella strollers please)
  • Flash Lights and Batteries

 

4) UNITED WAY HOUSTON: Donate Here

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.

 

5) HOUSTON FOOD BANK: Donate Here

 

6) Trini Mendenhall Community Center  

Call and see what they need PHONE: (713) 956-0881

 

7) TEXAS DIAPER BANK: Donate Here 

 

8) Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund set up by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

 

Don’t forget our furry friends!

9) DALLAS DOGRRR NEEDS HELP RIGHT NOW! stay up to date on instagram @dallasdogrrr 

10) FRIENDS FOR LIFE: Donate Now

11) HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY: Donate Here 

12) HOUSTON SPCA

 

Stores Accepting and Distributing Donations:

BAANOU

4444 Westheimer Rd d135, Houston, TX 77027

Manready Mercantile

321 W 19th Street Suite B
 Houston, TX 77008

* THE ORIGINAL POST CAN BE SEEN HERE! IT WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDS CHANGE WITHIN HOUSTON.


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