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"Hurricane Harvey: How North Texans Can Help"

Wednesday, August 30, 2017  
Posted by: Originally on Dallas News
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Below is a great article from Dallas News about how North Texans can help with Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Here is the original article: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/harvey/2017/08/25/hurricane-harvey-north-texans-can-help. Below is just the article, written by Dallas News staff, and just copy and pasted on the HANTX website:

"Hundreds of Harvey evacuees have come to Dallas-Fort Worth to avoid the damage and danger of the storms.

Here's how North Texans can help, with shelter, supplies and volunteer efforts:

 Volunteer:

CITY OF DALLAS: Volunteers may be needed to help evacuees at designated recreation centers. Volunteers can register online.

TRUSTED WORLD: Volunteers are needed to help sort donated items from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 1 at the Trusted World central donation site at 15660 North Dallas Parkway in Dallas.  To sign up for times, click here.

 Provide supplies:

Supplies are needed for Dallas locations that are housing  evacuees, including  recreation centers.

Drop off items at a donation center at 15660 North Dallas Parkway (north of Arapaho Road), Dallas, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 1. The center is operated by the local nonprofit group Trusted World, which is working with the city and several disaster relief agencies. 

Items needed: moving boxes, diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, feminine hygiene products and nonperishable food including baby formula. The only clothing items that are needed at this time are packs of underwear and socks.

Check the Trusted World Facebook page and the city's 211 phone line for the latest information.

Other drop-off spots for Trusted World donations:

Arts Mission Oak Cliff is collecting items 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 1 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at 410 S. Windomere Ave.

CHEF'S PRODUCE: The Texas-based produce wholesaler will drive donated items to Houston, including diapers, baby wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, nonperishable food, water, Gatorade and gift cards. Donations can be dropped off any time 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 and St. Michael's Episcopal to pack meals for hurricane victims who have been displaced. The group is meeting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 2. Temple Emanu-El also will host Torah study on the Preston Hollow Presbyterian campus, which is at 9800 Preston Road.

Donate money:

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

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

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. 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.

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.

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, she said. 

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.  

Help 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 of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and 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.

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."

Written by: Cassandra Jaramillo and Loyd Brumfield at Dallas News.

 


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