You Can Help Out Locally To Help Hurricane Harvey Evacuees
When tragedy strikes, East Texans are quick to respond with help and support for those in need. The following is a list of ways in which you can help those affected in any way by Hurricane Harvey. Most organizations are looking for cash donations because it is easily transferred to agencies in the field. However, items of all kinds are being accepted at locations throughout East Texas.
If you know of an organization or a donation drive happening that is not currently listed below and would like it added to this list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it added to the list as soon as possible. PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: Organization name, address, phone number, what items are being accepted, hours of operation and where items will be going (how will they be distributed).
Together we can help the Texas Gulf Coast and the residents of Harris County recover from this natural disaster.
Here are the ways in which you can help:
NATIONAL / REGIONAL / LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Red Cross
320 E. Rieck Rd. - Tyler
Monetary donations may be made by calling 1.800.435.7669, online or via text by sending 'Harvey' to 90999 for a $10 donation.
633 N. Broadway - Tyler
Monetary donations may be made by calling 1.800.725.2769 or online.
East Texas Food Bank
3201 Robertson Rd.
Monetary donations are being accepted and requested. The East Texas Food Bank will be accepting non-perishable food items like canned meat, beans, vegetables, canned juices and fruit along with cleaning products like paper towels, bleach and wipes. Monetary donations may be made online and they are also requesting volunteers as well.
United Way of Smith County
4000 Southpark Dr.
Monetary donations are being requested and are being accepted online.
815 S. Baxter Ave.
Blood donations may be made to help those that may need blood. Call the center to schedule an appointment or to find out where a mobile donation vehicle may be in your area.
Freebirds World Burrito
5105 S. Broadway - Tyler
All Texas locations, including the Tyler location, will be collecting donations of canned goods and water bottles to be donated to local area food banks for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donations may be dropped off during normal business hours through September 20th.
Holiday Inn Express
2421 ESE Loop 323 - Tyler
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites South will be accepting donations through September 4th. Items being collected are gently used clothing, toiletry items, hygiene products and non-perishable foods.
Colonial Hills Baptist Church
7330 S. Broadway Ave. - Tyler
Donations of children's workbooks, crayons, diapers and non-perishable snacks, toiletries and hygiene products are being accepted at the church.
11271 US Hwy. 69 North - Tyler
Donations of clothes, diapers, non-perishable food along with monetary donations are being accepted.
Mobberly Baptist Church
1905 W. Loop 281 (formerly Big Lots) - Longview
Items that will be accepted include: baby wipes, toiletries, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap (liquid and bar), toilet paper, Pack 'n Plays, clean towels and blankets, new underwear and socks, boxes, baby formula and bottles, latex medical gloves, water and adult diapers. The temporary collection center will then distribute the collected items to shelters in the storm ravaged area alongw with evacuee shelters in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.
Longview Dream Center
803 Gilmer Rd. - Longview
Items being accepted for storm victims include water, sports drinks, diapers, gloves, baby formula, personal hygeine items, cleaning supplies, trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, wipes, canned goods. Items may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
St. Mathew's Paul John II Family Center
29074 Arrow Ln. - Longview
Items being accepted daily through 7 p.m include under garments, clothes, toiletries, towels, bedding, storage tubs, bottled water, hand sanitizer, box fans, plastic utinsels, canned goods, non-perishable food items, personal hygeine products, diaper, formula, along with monetary donations.
First Presbyterian Church Athens
405 E. Corsicana St. - Athens
Monetary donations are being accepted along with gift cards and bottled water, non-perishable food items, tarps, trash bags, cleaning supplies. Items are being accepted 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.