UPDATE: Currently, there is an immediate need for bleach, child diapers and adult diapers in communities served by County Commissioner, Precinct 1. Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Rep. Garnet Coleman have requested items to help their constituents in need. We have created and will maintain an Amazon list to ship items to the areas in need. The list will be updated as needs change. Items purchased will ship directly to the Precinct 1 office in Southeast Houston for distribution in the community. Thank you for your help!
LINK TO THE AMAZON LIST: http://a.co/1V9D4wC
Our friends and neighbors in the greater Houston area, south and central Texas need our help. Thousands of Texans are being evacuated to North Texas and there will be a tremendous need during the next days, weeks and months to help these women, men and children.
To help, my office will be accepting the following items for donation at our district office, located at 320 Westway Place, Suite 501, Arlington. Please call 817-459-2800 prior to visiting to ensure that staff is available. We will be accepting the following items:
- Gift Cards
- Baby Wipes
- New Socks
- New Underwear
**Please do not bring clothing items not listed**
In addition, to help direct donations, my office has compiled the following list of organizations accepting monetary or other donations.
Call 2-1-1 or volunteer with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, or visit this website to help at the Dallas Convention Center shelter
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (Greater Houston Community Foundation)
Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund (Texas Organizing Project)
Dallas Help for Harvey
Mission Arlington (Designated drop-off location)
210 W South St, Arlington, TX
Accepting food, toiletries, water, towels, gas money, diapers, wet wipes
Grand Prairie City Hall (Designated drop-off location)
317 College St. Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
American Red Cross
Text “HARVEY” to 90999 to make a $10 donation
Trusted World (Designated drop-off location)
From 3:00 to 8:00 pm daily
15660 N Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75248
Items needed: new underwear, new socks, new warmups, toiletries and hygiene products, baby formula and baby wipes, bottles, diapers
The Salvation Army
Text “STORM” to 51555
Save the Children
North Texas Food Bank
Catholic Charities USA
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Texas Diaper Bank
Direct Relief USA
City Grand Prairie
Donation Drop Off (August 31 until 5 pm and September 1 until noon)
2401 Dillard St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
GoodWill Industries of Fort Worth
Donated items can be dropped off at any Fort Worth location
Items requested: baby diapers and formula, newly packaged socks and underwear, blankets and towels, plus-sized clothing
Donation Drop Off (Leaving for Houston Sept 1 at noon)
1654 Terre Colony Ct.
Dallas, TX 75212
Items requested: diapers, baby wipes, formula, toothbrushes/toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, non-perishable food, water, Gatorade, gift cards and cash.
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church
Meal Packing (Saturday September 2 from 9am to 1pm)
9800 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
United Way of Tarrant County
Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County
1321 E. Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Items requested: Soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors, deodorant
Texas Workers Relief Funds
Make checks payable to Texas AFL-CIO
P.O. Box 12727
Austin, TX 78711
St. Johns Church
1701 West Jefferson
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Items requested: diapers, infant formula, baby wipes, hair care products, hygiene items, new socks, new bras and t-shirts, new boxers, briefs, panties, and snacks.
Orphan Care Solutions
Text “DONATE4LIFE” to 444999
HELP DISPLACED PETS/ANIMALS
Humane Society of North Texas
SPCA of Texas
We will be regularly updating the list of organizations seeking help on my website and on through social media via Facebook.
Finally, if you or your family are in need of help as a result of this devastating storm, please call 2-1-1 or our office at 817-459-2800.