8 ways to volunteer, receive assistance in the Richmond area after Hurricane Harvey


City of Richmond
Residents may seek assistance on securing building permits or can access FEMA packet information at the city’s designated information center.
Riveredge Drive and Hwy. 90, next to
Riveredge Grocery
281- 342-0559

Friends of North Richmond/Attack Poverty
Attack Poverty’s flood recovery repair program will help residents with repairs to their damaged homes. People can sign up to volunteer online and residents can request a case manager online or by calling the Fort Bend Recovers Hotline at 281-207-2555.
1305 Clay St., Richmond 


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., Ste. C, Richmond

Fort Bend Women’s Shelter / Pennywise Retail Stores
The shelter’s retail store is accepting  donations of non-perishable food, baby supplies, toiletries and cleaning supplies.
501 Hwy. 90A East, Richmond

Gallery Furniture
Gallery Furniture is accepting brand new cleaning supplies only for donations at its Grand Parkway and Houston 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
6006 I-45, Houston


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


National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
The national charity is looking for cash donations. People can apply to volunteer on its website.

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


Dustin and Addie Teague are celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the River Oaks-based Relish Restaurant & Bar. (Courtesy Relish Restaurant & Bar)
Relish Restaurant & Bar celebrates 5 years in River Oaks, plans renovations

Among other renovations, a new boxwood-lined patio is in the works for 2022.

Copendero Gun Range is under construction. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Copendero Gun Range expected to complete construction on Robinson Road in 2022 despite supply chain issues

Supply chain demands have caused a delay in the delivery of steel for the project, which is anticipated to arrive in mid-November.

When Ryan Muccular, co-owner of That’s My Dog, moved to Katy in 2016, it felt like home, she said. (Photos by Rynd Morgan/Community Impact Newspaper)
That’s My Dog: Katy hot dog restaurant commits to community

When Ryan Muccular, co-owner of That’s My Dog, moved to Katy in 2016, it felt like home, she said.

Graphic by James Inglish/Community Impact Newspaper
Looking inward: Clear Creek ISD uses equity audit findings for student success

Auditors concluded there are unclear definitions around equity in CCISD; economic need has an influence on end-of-year exam performance; and the diversity of CCISD’s student population is not being represented in staff, among other findings. These results are just one piece of the puzzle, district officials emphasized, when it comes to how they approach serving students’ academic, social and emotional needs.

Sam Ramen is located in the corner storefront at The Market at Harper's Preserve. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sam Ramen coming to The Market at Harper’s Preserve in December

The restaurant is expected to serve ramen, sushi and other Asian food.

Spice Buddy Den & Grill on Sept. 14 celebrated its one-year anniversary in Pearland. (Courtesy Spice Buddy Den & Grill)
Spice Buddy Den & Grill celebrates one-year anniversary in Pearland

Spice Buddy Den & Grill on Sept. 14 celebrated its one-year anniversary in Pearland.

Amazon is hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs statewide across its operations department. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs throughout Texas

It is that time of year when people look for seasonal jobs as the holidays approach. Amazon aims to meet that demand by hiring for thousands of seasonal positions throughout Texas.

Arlan's Market closed a variety of locations, including one in Magnolia in 2019. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Arlan's Market in Oak Ridge North closing in October

According to the store, everything at Arlan's Market is 50% off, except for water. 

The first-ever Williamson County Fair and Rodeo opens its gates to guests Oct. 21 with live music, carnival rides, food vendors, rodeo events and more. (Courtesy Pexels)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo underway; delivery drones coming to Friso and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 22.

Through a May district survey with more than 13,000 responses from parents, staff, students and members of the community, KISD established the community’s priorities for the federal funding, which directed a significant portion toward addressing learning loss and mental health through 2023. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
KISD to put federal funds toward learning loss, mental health

The district was allocated $102.4 million in ESSER funding—not including the funds that will go toward the state’s hold-harmless policy.

Nan and Company Properties held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Sugar Land office on Oct. 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Real estate firm Nan and Company Properties opens Sugar Land office

Nan and Company Properties represents residential buying, selling and leasing clients and offers developer, builder and relocation services.