Houston Relief Hub Revived for Hurricane Florence Response


At the direction of Mayor Sylvester Turner,the Houston Relief Hub will coordinate Houston's Paying It Forward Hurricane Relief Response to Hurricane 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

  • Nonperishable food

  • Bottled water

  • 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 next week, where relief efforts for coastal communities in both states are being concentrated.

In addition to donations, the Hub requests volunteers to assist with coordination, sorting, and loading of donations. If you are able to volunteer please reply to this email help@houstonreliefhub.org 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