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Hurricane Harvey-Texans Helping Texans

Hurricane Harvey-Texans Helping Texans

  If you are a Texan or you have family living in Texas. Then you have probably heard or seen the catastrophic reports of the damage that has been caused by Hurricane Harvey. As well as the places that are still evacuating due to high-level flooding. Many areas are devasted and will take quite some time to recover. However, Texans all over are being asked to come together and assist with servicing the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
You Can Volunteer:

CITY OF DALLAS: May need volunteers to help evacuees at designated recreation centers. If you would like to volunteer register online.

TRUSTED WORLD Donation’s Site: Join TWCS to help sort donated items from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Until Sept. 1, 2017, at 15660 North Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas.  To sign up for times, click here.

Alyce Mark, of Christian Chapel Temple of Faith, helps to unload donations at a drop off location of Trusted World donations for Hurricane Harvey relief in Dallas on Sunday.(Andy Jacobsohn/Staff Photographer)
Alyce Mark, of Christian Chapel Temple of Faith, helps to unload donations at a drop off location for Trusted World.
(Andy Jacobsohn/Staff Photographer)
 

You Can Provide supplies:

Supplies for housing evacuees, including recreation centers. Can be dropped off at the Trusted World donation center at 15660 North Dallas Parkway. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Until Sept. 1. The center is operated by the local non-profit group. Trusted World is working with the city and several disaster relief agencies.

Items needed include:

  • Moving boxes
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Toiletries
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Nonperishable food
  • Baby formula
  • Packs of underwear and socks.

You can also check the Trusted World Facebook page and the city’s 211 phone line for the latest information.

Other Drop-Off Locations: 

  • Arts Mission-Oak Cliff is collecting items 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Until Sept. 1 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 2, 2017, at 410 S. Windomere Ave.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2922 MLK Blvd.
  • West Dallas Multipurpose Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road
  • Any WIC location in Dallas

Other Agencies You Can Assist:

 

CHEF’S PRODUCE:

The Texas-based produce wholesaler will drive donated items to Houston including:

  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and deodorant
  • Nonperishable food, water, and Gatorade
  • Gift cards

Donations can be dropped off anytime at 1654 Terre Colony Court, Dallas before noon Sept. 1. Call 214-688-9930 for more information. Or drop off items at Mot Hai Ba restaurant, 6047 Lewis St., until end of day Aug. 31.

DUNCANVILLE POLICE: 

The Duncanville Police Department, 203 E. Wheatland Road, Duncanville, is taking donations for storm victims. Preferred items include toiletries, food, and cash.

PRESTON HOLLOW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church of Dallas is partnering with:

  • The Rotary Club of Dallas
  • Temple Emanu-El
  • Northpark Presbyterian Church
  • Unity Dallas
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal

They will pack meals for hurricane victims who have been displaced. The group is meeting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 2, 2017. Temple Emanu-El will also host Torah study on the Preston Hollow Presbyterian campus, which is at 9800 Preston Road.

You Can Donate Money:

DALLAS FOUNDATION:

The Dallas Foundation has started a Hurricane Harvey disaster relief fund.  Donate online here. Checks can be mailed to the Dallas Foundation, 3963 Maple Ave., Suite 390, Dallas, Texas 75219, noting Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund.

TEXAS RANGERS:

The Rangers will donate proceeds from the Texas 2 Split 50/50 Raffle contests from all three games. They are playing against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this weekend. The L.A Angels and The Texas Rangers Foundation have also pledged $1 million for South Texas and Houston.

Additional Texas Rangers Revenue

Ten percent of the revenue from the sale of all tickets. As well as merchandise purchased at the Majestic Grand Slam Gift Shop and concessions. The proceeds will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

You Can Help The Texas Rangers

The Rangers will also accept items such as:

  • Bottled water
  • Diapers
  • New blankets
  • Toiletries/hygiene products at all three games.

Items will be collected at the Home Plate, First Base, Third Base, and Center Field gates at Globe Life Park

  • Friday 4 p.m – 7:30 p.m
  • Saturday 3 p.m – 6:45 p.m
  • Sunday 12 p.m – 2:30 p.m

RED CROSS: 

The American Red Cross has information about Hurricane Harvey on its website. There is also a special appeal for help in funding the disaster response. The site includes hurricane safety tips and resources.

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Go to redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

SALVATION ARMY: 

The Salvation Army is accepting financial donations online or donors can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).  Also, six local stations of CBS Radio DFW will hold a fund drive Monday to benefit the Salvation Army efforts. The money will be accepted by phone noon to 6 p.m. at 214-525-7200 and 214-525-7044 (Spanish).

SAVE THE CHILDREN:

Save the Children is on the ground in Texas and has set up a relief fund for kids and families affected by Harvey.

TEXAS DIAPER BANK:

 Texas Diaper Bank is requesting donations of cash and diapers to provide emergency diaper kits. Visit its website and designate your donation for Disaster Relief.

SOUPMOBILE:

 The SoupMobile, a Dallas-based nonprofit, is sending a rescue team to the Houston area and needs financial donations. For more information, check out the organization here.

ADVOCARE:

AdvoCare, a Plano-based fitness, and wellness company have partnered with the Red Cross to match donations up to $50,000 to send relief to Southeast Texas. Here is more information on how to contribute.

ISLAMIC RELIEF:

The Islamic Relief USA Disaster Response Team will have representatives assisting with evacuees at the convention center shelter. To donate to the organization’s Humanitarian Aid Fund, go here.

FOOD BANKS: 

Area food banks affected by Hurricane Harvey are in need of donations. Visit your local food bank’s website for more information or donate to the North Texas Food Bank, which is supplying meals to centers with evacuees.

At the cash register:

Many local businesses are offering discounts or free items in exchange for supply donations and money for Harvey relief. Find a list here or go to guidelive.com/the-feels.

You Can Donate blood:

CARTER BLOODCARE:

 Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. The center will also deal with an increase in demand for blood and platelets as intensive care patients arrive in North Texas. Spokeswoman Linda Goelzer said Donations of all blood types are needed, especially O types.

North Texas donors can text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999 and a Carter BloodCare employee can tell you times and places to donate or call 1-877-571-1000.

You Can Help Our Furry Friends:

SPCA:

Hundreds of animals are being displaced because of Hurricane Harvey and are heading to North Texas.

SPCA of Texas is asking for donations such as:

  • Cat litter and litter boxes
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Newspaper

Donations can be taken to these locations: 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Financial donations are also accepted at spca.org/give.

CEDAR HILL: 

The Cedar Hill AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer is at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center’s mega-shelter, 650 S. Griffin St. The trailer houses supplies that create a safe, temporary home for at least 65 pets. The trailer is equipped with AKC Reunite microchips and AKC Reunite universal microchip scanners, as well as:

  • Bowls
  • Collars
  • Leashes and other supplies.

FORT WORTH: 

The Fort Worth AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer is now on site at the Wilkerson-Greines shelter at 5201 Ca Roberson Blvd., Fort Worth. It operates like the Cedar Hill pet trailer and has similar supplies and services.

LONE STAR PARK: 

The horse racing track, 1000 Lone Star Parkway in Grand Prairie, is offering shelter free of charge for horses displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Anyone who needs shelter space can contact John Barger at 972-237-5058.

You Can Provide shelter:

AIRBNB:

Volunteer your rental home or room through rental site Airbnb.com, which is connecting evacuees in the path of the storm with free, short-term lodging. Airbnb hosts in designated areas are able to volunteer their rentals through a sign-up program. That’s also where evacuees can request lodging.

The program has expanded to several cities, including Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. It will run through Sept. 25.

HOST FAMILIES:

The General Consulate in Houston is looking for residents who are willing to host families from Houston for a short period of time. Potential hosts should fill out this google form.

 

You Can Tell The Dallas News Team:

Help us spread the word about ways North Texans can help. Contact reporter Loyd Brumfield at lbrumfield@dallasnews.com.