Organizations provide flood relief in Cypress area

As Cy-Fair residents continue to recover from ongoing flooding conditions, several efforts have been launched to provide relief to those who have been affected.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Jersey Village Baptist Church at 16518 Jersey Drive and is seeking volunteers. They are providing food, water and a dry place to sleep for those in need. Call 713-526-8300 for more information.

H-E-B disaster relief cleanup kits arrived at 5 p.m. April 21 and can be picked up at H-E-B Barker Cypress, 24224 Hwy. 290, Cypress. Kits can be picked up at H-E-B Grant Market, 14100 Spring Cypress Road, at 8 a.m. April 22.

The kits contain a reusable bag filled with trash bags, paper towels, bleach, all-purpose spray cleaner, gloves, sunscreen and insect repellent to those in need. H-E-B is also donating financial support, emergency supplies, drinking water and food to those affected by the disaster. Kits are in limited supply and only available while supplies last.

The Langham Creek Family YMCA, the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA and Houston Northwest Church are serving as collection sites for flood relief supplies as a part of the YMCA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program. People can drop off any items on the list below at collection boxes, which will be delivered on April 25.

  • Bleach

  • Empty spray bottles

  • Mops

  • Trash bags

  • Face masks

  • Goggles

  • Gloves

In addition, the following items are being collected for immediate relief efforts:

  • Non-perishable food items

  • Gas cards

  • Hygiene products

  • New clothes (all ages)

Northwest Assistance Ministries is partnering with the Houston Food Bank and local congregations to distribute emergency food and water to flood victims.

NAM has set up a Cy-Fair area site where emergency supplies may be obtained at the Cy-Fair Christian Church, 9730 Grant Road, Houston. Numerous other resources, including legal assistance, shelters, city and county flood resources and storage are listed on NAM’s website at Those in need of assistance may call NAM at 281-885-4597 or 281-583-5600 with questions.

NAM is also in need of volunteers and donations. The list is being continuously updated on NAM’s website, but currently includes:

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Formula

  • Blankets

  • Diapers

  • Cereal

  • Volunteers to help deliver Meals on Wheels

  • Volunteers to sort donations of food, clothing, and household items

  • Volunteers to deliver supplies to the staging areas mentioned above

“This has been an extremely difficult week for many, many people in our community,” NAM President and CEO Carole Little said. “Yet it’s also when NAM’s mission of Neighbors Helping Neighbors shines most brightly. If you need help, let us know, and if you’ve been spared from loss and are able to help, we need you now.”

To make a financial contribution, visit and select "Give." To volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Ebony Kimble at 281-885-4604 or

A gift card and cleaning supplies drive has also be organized April 22 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The drive will take place at the Salyards Middle School car rider line, and all items will be distributed through local nonprofit Cy-Hope.

Community Vineyard Church is hosting a benefit concert April 23 for Cy-Fair flood victims at 17510 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress. Hot dogs, drinks. and popcorn are served at 5:30 p.m., and live music from Crispin Schroeder Band—a blues, gospel and zydeco band—starts at 7 p.m.  All monetary donations benefit Cy-Fair flood victims, and church officials are also collecting supplies, such as gift cards, cases of water, canned goods, bug spray, work gloves, large trash bags and towels.

Officials will be collecting donations at the church from 3:30-9:00 p.m. April 23, but it is not necessary to attend the concert to make a donation. Donations to the church's community outreach fund can be made online at

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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