Houston is one resilient city. The past week has been pretty challenging, but our vibrant community is already coming together to rebuild and comfort those in need. If you’re looking to do your part, jump into one of these efforts taking place nearby.
Lend a Hand to The Red Cross
It’s Not Hou It’s Me is one of our favorite local blogs. As Houston experts, we turned to them to see how we can help. They recently did a post on volunteering and their first location was the George R. Brown Convention Center. Here, the Red Cross is requesting help sorting donations, organizing lost and found items, handing out food, and assisting with medical needs if you are qualified. Interested in volunteering? Sign up here!
If you would like to donate, great! The center is handing lots of donations at the moment and requests only certain items at this time. Items requested include diapers, wipes, baby powder (travel size), baby formula, bottles, baby food, bibs, power strips, extension cords, cell phone chargers, bedding and pillows, XL XXL clothing, wheel chairs, insulin, Lysol, Purell, hand sanitizer, and Tylenol/Aspirin.
Help Out at The Houston Food Bank
It’s Not Hou It’s Me also spent time at the Houston Food Bank. After reopening their doors, the group hit the ground running and are looking to move 500,000 pounds of food each day to local shelters. Volunteers can help out in their warehouse or assist with preparing meals for kids. If interested, sign up on their website here. Donations are appreciated as well!
Assist The Convoy of Hope
This nonprofit organization has already distributed tractor trailer loads of supplies to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and they’re nowhere near finished. If you would like to lend a hand to the distribution efforts, visit them here. Of course, donations are very helpful as well!
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