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Hurricane Harvey: How East Texas Can Help!

As Hurricane Harvey came barreling in, the harsh reality started to set in that he wasn’t leaving anytime soon.  The flood waters keep rising and the rain doesn’t seem to be ceasing.  We open up social media and we see the devastation and we are pretty certain that the thought crosses most of our minds….”What can I do to help?”

There are a lot of us who know people being directly impacted by the floods and the devastation and we want to make sure you know how you can help.  Below are several resources leading you to the efforts and we would love for you to share with us what you know about other ways for East Texas to help out.  

Our sisters at Houston Moms Blog and Corpus Christi Moms Blog have been in the thick of this storm and our hope and prayer is that through our giving that we can help make an effort in the rebuilding process.

Check our Network of Moms Blogs…

Give Monetarily…

  • Texas Diaper Bank :: The Texas Diaper Bank is requesting donations of cash and diapers (which are not provided as part of disaster relief) to provide emergency diaper kits for families that are being displaced due to Hurricane Harvey. Visit the donation page at http://texasdiaperbank.org and designate your donation for Disaster Relief.
  • Samaritan’s Purse ::  Samaritan’s Purse already has teams on site who are participating in rescue and recovery. Donate at their website
  • Houston Flood Relief Fund :: JJ Watt, Houston Texans’ #99, has set up an online fundraiser called the Houston Flood Relief Fund.  He has graciously donated $100,000 to get the fund started and is personally rallying his troops to continue to raise funds. 
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund :: The City of Houston has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The organization is accepting tax deductible donations in the form of checks, money orders, bank wire transfers, stock, corporate bonds, and other marketable securities.
  • The Salvation Army :: Support the tremendous efforts of The Salvation Army by donating online, by mail {PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301}, or by phone {1-800-SAL-ARMY}.

And a few more…

Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group www.CoastalBendCan.org/CBDRG

Austin Pets Alive! https://www.austinpetsalive.org/hurricane-harvey-evacuatio…/

Houston Food Bank http://www.houstonfoodbank.org

Galveston County Food Bank http://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

Do the Shopping…

Texas Diaper Bank :: Want to purchase diapers to send DIRECTLY to the Texas Diaper Bank? Amazon has you covered. Through the Texas Diaper Bank gift registry, you can purchase diapers on Amazon and they will get shipped right to the diaper bank if you select them as the shipping address. 

Buy the goods and drop at a LOCAL location:

Avco Roofing in Longview and Tyler (accepting donations)

Lindale HS FFA (Accepting gift cards and money to send with First Responders)

Longhorn Ford in Mineola (accepting nonperishables)

Hiway 80 Rescue Misson (accepting canned goods to replenish supply)

East Texas Cornerstone Assistance Network (accepting  toiletries, diapers, bottled water, and canned foods)

Check with local churches.  

Wear your Support…

There are so many other ways that we haven’t even touched on.  Help us make this a great resource for our local community by commenting with efforts you know about.  We will be happy to add them here!!!

The most important thing we can do is pray.  Pray for safety.  Pray for sanity.  Pray for protection over the First Responders and for those who are stepping in to help their neighbor.  #texasstrong

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