Helpful Resources and Links for Flood Victims | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County

This post provides some of the links and resources that we have pulled together to help flood victims in Montgomery County and the greater Houston area. DOWNLOAD.

Montgomery County and Greater Houston Area


Greater Houston Resources:

Houston Food Bank – Agency Locator: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/agency-locator/

Shelter List: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/08/30/234004/shelter-list-wednesday/. For a list of shelters and resources in Montgomery County, see this link: http://www.mctx.org/online_services/hurricane_harvey_resources.php. There are currently 4 shelters in the county.

211 Helpline: https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/our-211-helpline

No insurance walk-in clinics: https://m.yellowpages.com/houston-tx/no-insurance-walk-in-clinics?ad_b=1&sem=tas%

Free and income based clinics: https://www.freeclinics.com/cit/tx-houston


 

Donations in Montgomery County:

Advocate, Tammy Robichaux, who is also Red Cross trained, offers the following advice: “I know that there are many people who want to help by donating food and clothing, etc. Dropping this off directly at the shelters is generally not the best idea. The shelters want to utilize their space and resources to provide living and sleeping spaces for the evacuees. They work with the donation centers to get food and supplies they need.”

  • If you have food items/diapers/formula, it’s probably best to deliver to the Montgomery County Food Bank (http://mcfoodbank.org). Montgomery County Food Bank will be accepting mass quantity food, personal care items and toiletries at: One Food for Life Way, Conroe, TX 77385 Phone: 936-539-6686 (GPS will recognize- 1 Prospect Point Conroe, TX 77385)
  • There is also a collection center at a large warehouse on League Line Road near Airport Road in Conroe. They are collecting mostly food, water, diapers and supplies (not clothing) for the evacuees located at the Lone Star Convention Center.
  • For clothing donations, it’s probably best to deliver to places like Interfaith of The Woodlands (http://woodlandsinterfaith.org).

Tammy continues, “If you know people who have been flooded, you might suggest that they file for FEMA assistance as soon as they can (https://www.disasterassistance.gov), and that they contact Red Cross to request a Disaster Assessment (1-866-526-8300 and choose option 3) http://www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast/disaster-response


How to help: 9 places to donate supplies in Montgomery County for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

The following places in Montgomery County are accepting donations for people who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey:

  1. Big Sky Barn
    13576 Forest Lane, Montgomery
    832-365-7711
    bigskybarn.com
    The Montgomery County Food Bank will be accepting donations of the following items at Big Sky Barn to deliver to those in need:
    • Bottled water
    • First aid kits
    • Trash bags
    • Rubber gloves
    • Face particle/dusk masks
    • Personal care items (toiletries)
    • Canned meats/proteins
    • Canned rice and/or beans
    • Canned fruit
    • Canned vegetables
    • Canned soups, stews and/or chili
    • Dry cereal
    • Easy to open snacks
    • Powdered milk
    • Baby formula
    • Boxes and/or bins
    • Packing tape 
  1. Crisis Assistance Center
    1022 McCall Ave., Conroe
    936-539-1096
    cac-mctx.org
    Items needed:
    • Baby food
    • Baby formula
    • Diapers
    • New undergarments
    • Hygiene products
    • Water
    • Squeeze pouch fruit and vegetables
    • Easy-open canned fruit and vegetables
    • Pasta and convenience meals
    • Granola bars
    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Mops
    • Brooms
    • Garbage bags
    • Towels
    • Blankets 
  1. Grace Crossing Church
    105 FM 1488 Road, Conroe
    936-442-5700
    gracecrossing.church
    Accepting donations to distribute to those in need. To view the entire list of needed supplies, click here.
    • Bottled water
    • Non-perishable food items
    • Baby items
    • Hygiene items
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Paper Goods
    • New socks
    • Undergarments
    • Shoes/flip flops
    • Home repair items 
  1. Interfaith of The Woodlands
    4242 Interfaith Way, The Woodlands
    281-367-1230
    woodlandsinterfaith.org
    Accepting donations from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to deliver to local shelters.
    • Baby food
    • Baby formula
    • Diapers
    • New undergarments
    • Hygiene products
    • Water
    • Squeeze pouch fruit and vegetables
    • Easy open canned fruit and vegetables
    • Pasta and convenience meals
    • Granola bars
    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Mops
    • Brooms
    • Garbage bags
    • Towels
    • Blankets 
  1. Landry’s Seafood House (Aug. 31 only)
    1212 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
    281-362-9696
    landrysseafood.com
    Conroe ISD board president Melanie Bush will be hosting a food and clothing drive Aug. 31 from 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot, for the following items:
    • Non-perishable food items
    • New underwear for children and adults
    • New socks for children and adults
    • New shoes for children and adults 
  1. Shenandoah Public Works Building
    29955 I-45 S., Shenandoah
    281-298-5522
    shenandoahtx.us
    Accepting donations of the following supplies at the Public Works building from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept.1:
    • Bottled water, Gatorade and/or PowerAde
    • Non-perishable food items
    • Baby items
    • Personal care items
    • New underwear for children and adults
    • New socks for children and adults
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Mosquito spray
    • First aid kits
    • Ziploc bags (quart and gallon size)
    • Paper plates and plastic wear
    • Paper towels
    To sign up as a volunteer, click here 
  1. Anthony of Padua
    7801 Bay Branch Drive, The Woodlands
    281-419-8700
    www.staoptw.org
    Accepting donations at the St. Teresa Center to deliver to local shelters:

    • Baby food
      Baby formula
      • Diapers
      • New undergarments
      • Hygiene products
      • Water
      • Squeeze pouch fruit and vegetables
      • Easy open canned fruit and vegetables
      • Pasta and convenience meals
      • Granola bars
      • Toilet paper
      • Paper towels
      • Mops
      • Brooms
      • Garbage bags
      • Towels
      • Blankets 
  1. The Woodlands United Methodist Church
    2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
    281-297-5900
    thewoodlandsumc.org
    Accepting donations to deliver to area shelters from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Bring items to the main entrance:
    • Toiletries
    • Pillows
    • Light blankets
    • New shoes
    • New socks
    • Baby food & baby formula
    • New underwear
    • Contractor trash bags
    • Single serving snack foods
    • Towels
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Gift cards to Wal-Mart, HEB, Target, etc.
    • Sign-up to serve: https://goo.gl/gJX1wh 
  1. The Dance Vault
    28519 Sweetgum Road, Ste. B, Magnolia
    281-942-0008.
    thedancevault.net
    The Dance Vault is opening its studio for all dancers who either lost their dance home due to flooding or want to take a class. The studio will reopen for regularly scheduled classes Aug. 31, and all classes will be open to the public at no cost Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The Dance Vault is also accepting any donations for hurricane and flood relief foundations as well as gift carts to the following locations:
    • Home Depot
    • Lowes


WHAT TO SAY AND DO TO HELP AFTER A DISASTER

By Matt Williams
Originally posted on Facebook: August 29, 2017
Published by Chino Valley eNews: August 30, 2017

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.