Resources and ways to help after Hurricane Harvey in Missouri City and Sugar Land

Hurricane Harvey left many residents in Fort Bend County in need.

Hurricane Harvey left many residents in Fort Bend County in need.

Hurricane Harvey left many residents in Fort Bend County in need. The following list includes organizations dedicated to assisting residents along with resources for those who would like to contribute to the cause.



Local


City of Sugar Land

The city has set up a dedicated email account to recruit volunteers. People who wish to volunteer are advised to email the city at the following address:
[email protected]


Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen
This cafe is accepting donations for school and cleanup supplies, food, and baby items such as diapers, formula, wipes, and tooth paste. Blockhouse does not accept clothes.


611 Jackson St., Suite C, Richmond
281-766-4866
www.blockhousecoffee.com


East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Inc.
The ministry is seeking Hurricane Harvey donations, particularly cleaning supplies, trash bags, laundry detergent, and new pillows, on top of its general needs donations.
435 Stafford Run, Stafford
281-261-1006
www.humanneeds.org


Gallery Furniture
Gallery Furniture is accepting brand new cleaning supplies only for donations at its Grand Parkway and North Freeway locations. Items in high demand include Clorox products, shovels, Pinesol products, sponges, mops, brooms, gloves, trash bags, fans, soap, face masks, knives for cutting carpet, humidifiers and buckets.
7227 W. Grand Parkway South, Richmond
281-407-7161
6006 N. Freeway, Houston
713-694-5570



State


Texas Department of Insurance
The state has set up an informational website to help with insurance questions and provide recovery resources.
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714
800-252-3439
www.tdi.texas.gov


George R. Brown Convention Center
The convention center has opened its doors to provide shelter for evacuees. The shelter is in need of diapers, baby formula, nonperishable food items and clothes, according to its website. Pets are allowed.
1001 Avenida de La Americas, Houston
800-733-2767
www.grbhouston.com



National


National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
The national charity is looking for cash donations. People can apply to volunteer on its website.
703-778-5088
www.nvoad.org


American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is accepting monetary donations and supplies along with volunteer applications for various locations throughout the state.
www.redcross.org

By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.