At the direction of Mayor Turner,the Houston Relief Hub will coordinate Houston's Paying It Forward Hurricane Relief Response to Florence. The relief effort will accept donations this Saturday and Sunday at the George R Brown Convention Center from 9AM - 5PM.
The Mayor’s Office has made contact with relief groups in the region who are requesting:
Cleaning supplies (especially with bleach)
Personal hygiene items
Pet food and supplies
Houstonians are encouraged to donate these items this Saturday and Sunday at George R. Brown between 9 AM and 5 PM. Mayor Turner will personally hand off the items in Columbia, South Carolina, where relief efforts for coastal communities in both states are being concentrated.
In addition to donations, the Hub will require volunteers to assist with coordination, sorting, and loading Saturday & Sunday If you are able to volunteer please reply to this email email@example.com with the day and time you can help. Volunteer shifts will be 9AM-12PM, 12PM-3PM, and 3PM-6PM Saturday and Sunday.
Financial contributions can be made directly to the OneSC Fund: https://www.yourfoundation.org/community-impact/one-sc-fund-sc-flood-relief
The Houston Relief Hub's last day of operations (Dec. 15th, 2017) was at our downsized warehouse in The Heights. Our accomplishments were only realized thanks to >100 dedicated volunteers & the sustained generosity of so many, from near & far, after this year's devastating natural disasters. While we are no longer the "hub" as we once were, We realize that many fellow Houstonians & others have a long road ahead moving forward in their recovery efforts. We're still trying to make a difference in whatever manner we're able to... individually & Alongside the organizations / Institutions in which we serve to facilitate recovery & prevention efforts!
Harvey Relief Hub became the Houston Relief Hub after partnering with the City of Houston. Our mission remains to provide a short-term central hub for the distribution of donated relief aid. With help from the the City of Houston, our reach has extended to Puerto Rico, Northern California, Dominica, and now North Carolina & South Carolina.
Houston Relief Hub provides a gateway for Houstonians to aide the many others impacted by this year's devastating series of natural disasters; all while we continue making progress to get Houstonians and others in the region impacted by Harvey back on their feet.