Paying it Forward: Houstonians asked to donate supplies to California Wildfire Relief Efforts.
Houston Relief Hub will serve as the donation collection site
HOUSTON - As California faces another year of devastating wildfires responsible for the heartbreaking loss of life and incredible destruction, the City of Houston and The Houston Relief Hub will begin collecting donations to assist those impacted by the California wildfires.
"Our city will never turn its back on people around the country who may need assistance during and following a disaster, whether it is flooding from a hurricane or a catastrophic wildfire," Mayor Turner said. "This is the time of year we count our blessings and share with others. I encourage people to donate to the relief effort if they are in a position to assist at this time."
The relief effort will accept donations of the following items:
N95 Respirator Masks (Urgent need for this item)
Non-perishable Food Items
Personal Hygiene Items
Gently Used Clothes and Toys
Pet Food and Supplies
“So many of us have personal connections to California, and it’s painful to watch the destruction from afar. During the season of Thanksgiving, I encourage Houstonians, who are able, to donate to this effort and assist people in need," Houston Relief Hub founder Bill Baldwin said. "California generously helped us during our time of need after Hurricane Harvey, and now it’s our turn to Pay it Forward.”
Donations can be dropped off at the following location:
Boulevard Realty office, 833 Studewood St. between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily. The office will be closed 11/22/18 in observance of Thanksgiving.
The City of Houston and The Houston Relief Hub will coordinate Houston's Paying It Forward Wildfire Relief Efforts and work with local entities to ship and deliver supplies next week.
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, North Carolina & South Carolina, and now Florida after Hurricane Michael.
The Houston Relief Hub's last day of operations specifically for Harvey Relief (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!
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.