Hurricane Harvey

Texas Strong: Road To Recovery

“Catastrophic”…”Disastrous”…”Tragedy”…all of these have been used countless times in headlines trying to paint an “accurate” picture of Hurricane Harvey and the damage in Houston. Even more destructive than originally feared, the effects of Hurricane Harvey will be felt along the Texas and Louisiana coastline in the weeks, perhaps months, to come. Making land as a Category 4 storm, Harvey ravaged Rockport before leaving parts of Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Houston, Port Arthur and others underwater.

While the damage is still being assessed and felt beyond the material loss, there is another side of the storm that has brought healing, unity, love and a positivity that is currently on display. All over the state, people have been called to action in numbers in support of a city we all love and has given so much to the culture – especially in music.

For those looking to assist within Texas, there will be a donation drive with drop-off locations around the metroplex to make it easier for you – these gas prices are getting wild, so we feel you.

See below for a list of places that will be accepting donations September 7th – 22nd:

Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex

  • Geekletes HQ 1500 Jackson St. Dallas, Texas 75201
  • For Oak Cliff 4478 S. Marsalis Avenue Dallas, Texas, TX 75216
  • Wings World 1450 W Pleasant Run Rd # 110, Lancaster, TX 75146 – Free 6 piece wing combo with Houston address photo ID
  • Avery’s Bar-B-Q 818 SW Green Oaks Blvd #520, Arlington, TX 76017
  • Keller Williams 501 W President George Bush, Richardson TX 75080
    • For more information or updates on new drop-off locations (more being added September 10th) please email learfoundation12@gmail.com
  • Allen Miles and Associates 215 W Franklin Street Suite 300 Waxahachie, Texas 10-4pm
  • Pur Nails and Spa 4101 Ross Ave Ste 100 Dallas, TX 75204 12–7 pm   Any questions regarding these two locations please contact 3hfoundation1@gmail.com
  • All Villa Dallas locations:
    FAIR PARK
    1401 ROBERT B. CULLUM
    DALLAS, TEXAS 75210
  • LAKEWEST TC
    2323 SINGLETON BLVD. SPACE #214
    DALLAS, TEXAS 75212
  • BUCKNER COMMONS
    3312 N. BUCKNER BLVD. SPACE 234
    DALLAS, TEXAS 75228
  • LAKE JUNE
    10025- A LAKE JUNE RD
    DALLAS, TEXAS 75217
  • TORRE VISTA
    10325 LAKE JUNE ROAD
    DALLAS, TEXAS 75217
  • SKILLMAN
    9203 SKILLMAN ST. SUITE 120
    DALLAS, TEXAS 75243
  • OAK CLIFF
    3417 LANCASTER RD
    DALLAS, TEXAS 75216
  • WEBB CHAPEL
    11719 WEBB CHAPEL RD
    DALLAS, TEXAS 75229
  • GARLAND
    1104 SOUTH FIRST STREET
    GARLAND, TEXAS 75040
  • CEDAR HILL/DUNCANVILLE
    949 NORTH HIGHWAY 67 SUITE #349
    CEDAR HILL, TEXAS 75104
  • TRINITY MILLS
    3427 EAST TRINITY MILLS RD. SUITE 900
    DALLAS, TEXAS 75287

Items to Consider:

  • Toiletries
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Mouth Wash
    • Deodorant
    • Shampoo
    • Feminine Products
    • Diapers
    • Baby Wipes
  • Clothing
    • Baby Clothes
    • Socks
    • T-Shirts
    • Undergarments
  • Cleaning
    • Rubber Gloves
    • Trash Bags
    • Bug Spray/Repellent
    • Broom/Mop
    • Buckets
  • Other
    • Blankets
    • Sleeping Bags
    • Baby Formula
    • Phone Chargers
    • Flashlights
    • AA and AAA Batteries
    • Bottled Water
    • Backpacks
    • Notebooks
    • Pencils/Crayons

Texas Army National Guard photo

As for Houston?

Communities begin to rebuild, individuals and organizations are coming together to provide items and resources for those impacted by the brutal storm. Here in Houston parts of the city remain under flood advisories, leaving some neighborhoods – and residents – stuck in limbo until the water from the storm (and reservoirs) recede. Displaced Houstonians have found temporary shelter at local schools and even businesses like Gallery Furniture Store, which opened it’s locations to evacuees, but the work will continue long after the camera crews are gone.

For those that want to assist, we suggest supporting local initiatives who are working hard to provide key items like hot food, toiletries, formula, cots, sleeping bags, cleaning supplies, water and more. Below you’ll find a few resources on how you can help:

Relief Drives:

Amazon’s “Houston Relief by Mail” Campaign: Ships needed items to Harvey victims, visit here.

#IAmHouStock Drive: Collecting funds for storm victims, visit here.

 

Mail or Drop-Off Donations:

The Hive Society: 813 St. Emanuel St. Houston, TX. 77003 (Warehouse Live)

Project ALife Foundation, 3100 Fountain View. Houston, TX. 77057

Alley Kat Houston: 3718 Main St. Houston, TX, 77002 (9/4, 12pm-6pm – Blankets/Toiletries/Diapers)

Inner Me Studios: 5901 Hillcroft St. #E4 Houston, 77036 (9/5 – 9/16 – Toiletries Only)

Hair Tyme Beauty Lounge: (9/2 – 9/4, 9am-5pm)

Wheeler Road Baptist 3826 Wheeler Avenue Houston, Texas 77004

Shelters:

The Convenant House, 1111 Lovett Blvd. Houston, TX. 77006 (homeless children/youth)

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas. Houston, TX. 77010

NRG Stadium, NRG Parkway. Houston, TX. 77054

Pasadena High School, 206 South Shaver. Pasadena, TX. 77506

The MET Church, 13000 Jones Road. Houston, TX. 77070

Harbor Light Center For Men, 2407 North Main. Houston, TX. 77009

Sally’s House for Women, 1717 Congress Ave. Houston, TX. 77002

The Freedom Center, 2303 FM 1092 Rd. Missouri City, TX. 77459

For a full list of shelters, visit here.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Lone Star Convention Center, 9005 Airport Road. Conroe Texas

MD Anderson YMCA, 705 Cavalcade. Houston, TX. 77009

Trotter Family YMCA, 1331 Augusta Drive. Houston, TX. 77057

Kashmere Gardens Branch Library, 5411 Pardee. Houston, TX. 77026

Lakewood Church, 3700 Southwest Fwy. Houston, TX. 77027

Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters. Houston, TX. 77014

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