Immediate needs — Hurricane Harvey

Last week, I emailed a list of organizations working to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The response was incredible – thank you!

There’s still more we can do to help.

I have been in communication with my House colleagues who represent the impacted areas, as well as Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis’s office, to get an update on current needs in their communities.

In parts of Harris County, now that the cleanup process has begun, residents are in most need of bleach. In addition, the supply of children’s diapers, specifically larger sizes (4,5,6) are running low, as are adult diapers.

To help aid in the effort to collect these items, my staff has created an Amazon list with the needed items, which will ship directly to Commissioner Ellis’ office in Southeast Houston. Click here to go to the list and place an order for immediate shipment.

If you would rather ship directly or are able to drop off items in person, the address is: Commissioner Rodney Ellis, 2727 El Camino Street, Houston, Texas 77054.

As needs change or are fulfilled, we will update the Amazon list. Please share.

If you would rather make a monetary donation to one of the many national, regional or local organizations working on relief efforts, please visit the list on my website, which you may find by clicking here.

Thank you for helping our neighbors.

PHOTO CREDIT: Tony Gutierrez, AP