Get mobilized and participate in relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Simply make worthwhile your time, efforts, cost as well as the efforts and energy on the receiving end.
Think before you give; ensure that the goods you are gathering can reach people in Houston and are “Disaster relief donations that don’t bring relief.” Juanita Rilling, director of the Center for International Disaster Information, gives an eye-opening account with a first-hand view of how ‘incomprehensible contributions’, such as unusable prom dresses or warm clothing in a warm climate are a ‘second disaster’. Items may not be fit for use or simply be impossible to store, sort and disperse. Tammy from “Occupy Sandy” says to look to Relief Supply Registries to make YOUR help go the farthest in a disaster scenario. While money doesn’t always feel ‘personal enough’ to those helping, it is often the most compassionate things you can do!
DIAPERS AND BABY SUPPLIES, MEDICAL
Did you know that national organizations do not supply relief victims with diapers? Our local Diaper Bank with Broward Moms is in association with the Texas Diaper Bank who has access to buying diapers at better costs than we have access to and they have a Wish List created on Amazon as well (shipments will occur as soon as they are able). They are actively accepting donations to distribute to the needy families across the Houston area and those families effected by the hurricane and have suffered loss.
Texas Diaper Bank @txdiaperbank
To send funds directly, go to:
Amazon Wish List and Supply Needs
Junior League of New Orleans Diaper Bank
Amazon Wish List and Supply Needs
Pediatric Medical Supplies
Those who have extra pediatric medical supplies such as tracheostomy and ventilator supplies, feeding tubes, nebulizers, air purifiers, or specialty baby formula. For shipments: medical supplies must be unopened, unused, and unexpired; please include an itemized list.
The Parker Lee Project
ATTN: Harvey supplies
1810 S Kaufman St #204
Ennis, TX 75119
The Parker Lee Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the families of children with medical needs obtain the supplies/equipment, education, and support they need.
Most organized drives are listing canned food (preferably pull-top)/ can openers and non-perishable food as high-demand, high-priority items.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Their website states that The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey. Take a look at some of the things they have already accomplished: http://www.redcross.org/news/press-release/hurricane-harvey-redcross-mounts-massive-relief-effort
American Red Cross Houston Texas
You can go to redcross.org, call 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
RELIEF DRIVE PRIORITY SUPPLIES
- Non-perishable food
- Bottled water
- Baby formula
- Comfort kits — (soap, shampoo, toothpaste)
For the complete list and supporting information, follow the link: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/08/29/233773/heres-what-houston-shelters-are-in-need-of-for-harvey-victims/
Other necessary items include:
- Cleaning Supplies
- NEW Socks, Underwear
- Paper Goods
- Large Sweaters, Sweatshirts
SEARCH LOCAL SHELTERS NEEDS LIST
Thanks to Texas Shelters Donations/Supply List Needs @hurricaneharveydonation sharing this useful link, you can search all the local shelters in Houston and view their supply needs to help out:
LOCAL RELIEF DRIVES
Many religious centers and various organizations are running relief drives in our area, current and ongoing efforts. If you are still looking, we are including a list below so you will not be excluded from lending a hand during this time.
SEPTEMBER 1 Hurricane Harvey Supplies Collection
Hosted by theCHIVE Fort Lauderdale while supplies will be passed through various CHIVE chapters to be delivering through to Houston:
Collecting at Slackers Bar & Grill
995 Marina Mile Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1723966877898338
We are also collecting and have 2 mamas picking up across the community to deliver for this event. Message us at https://www.facebook.com/mommynmeco/
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15 The Miami Dolphins Relief Drive
The Miami Dolphins are hosting a donation drive collecting items to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey with various collection point for the relief. Drop off donations for supplies which will be sent directly to shelters in the Houston area.
FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY
1201 NE 38th St
Oakland Park, Florida, FL 33334
HARD ROCK STADIUM
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
BAPTIST HEALTH TRAINING FACILITY AT NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
7500 SW 30th Street
Davie, FL 33314
HOURS OF OPERATION
Donations will be accepted from 10am-6pm through September 15th except on the following dates:
Saturday, September 2nd
Monday, September 4th
Sunday, September 10th
A complete list of supplies needed can be found here:
SEPTEMBER 3 Las Olas Chabad Jewish Community Center
Donations of new kosher dry goods and items for clean up effort can be delivered by Sunday, September 03, 2017 where they will depart to be delivered to the Houston Chabad.
Las Olas Jewish Center
1302 E. Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Your donation is tax-deductible and all funds will go directly to provide humanitarian relief in Texas.
Access their Amazon Wish List: Chabad Harvey Relief
THROUGH SEPTEMBER Mommy ‘n Me Harvey Relief Effort
Orthofix/Options Medical is an innovative medical device company who has already been a very generous donor to the J.J. Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund and will be handling the shipping of all goods collected during our efforts, to be sent to Deer Park Baptist Church for handling and distribution among the community. They are already accepting relief victims and their need for food, diapers and supplies is now. This is a huge endeavor to be appreciated by all. Every donation counts and donation drop box locations will be available in Plantation, East Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors. Until we update this post with specific drop-off locations, we also have local mamas on the ground, picking up donations across the community to deliver for this event. Shipments will go out as needed on an ongoing basis.
Mommy ‘n Me is a local organization offering community, support and activities that bring families together across South Florida.
Mommy ‘n Me
1314 E Las Olas Blvd
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301