Here’s How East Texans Can Help Harvey Victims
Numerous individuals, groups, businesses, and agencies in the area have stepped up to offer various type of assistance to those affected by the floodwaters and damage associated with Harvey. Representatives with the Lufkin Police Department have compiled details on how to best support some of these efforts.
If you're looking to volunteer or donate in the Harvey relief/rescue effort, join the Angelina County Hurricane Harvey Volunteers Facebook group. They have groups meeting daily in the Academy parking lot around 8:30 a.m. to head down with boats and supplies. To ensure the safety of all volunteers, they are coordinating with law enforcement in the impacted counties. Many volunteers are relying on the Zello Walkie Talkie app for radio traffic.
We spoke with the creator of the Facebook group and she said there is a major need for monetary donations for gas and also rescue equipment like life jackets and rope as many local retailers are sold out of these items already. A donation page has been established by the Angelina County Hurricane Harvey Volunteers.
You can also register to assist with rescues and see IMMEDIATE RESCUE NEEDS.
Contact Wendy's Misfits Animal Rescue if you wish to foster a pet displaced by the storm or assist in rescuing animals from flood waters.
The Red Cross is also at the front lines and a trusted name in helping the victims.
Lufkin-area donation drop-off locations:
- Screen Geeks (2950 S. John Redditt Dr. #107)
- Kellie Gann & Company (121 E. Shepherd Ave.)
- Urgent Doc (525 N. Brentwood Dr.)
- Angelina County Farmers Market (2107 S. Medford Dr.)
- Angelina County Clerk's Office (215 E. Lufkin Ave.)
- Lufkin ER (2807 S. 1st St.)
- Chala Sports and Family Chiropractic (2610 S. John Redditt Dr.)
- Angelina Federal Employees Credit Union (900 Pershing Ave.)
- Harvest Baptist Church (6565 S. U.S. Highway 69)
- Kovar Capital (106 E. Lufkin Ave.)
- Academy of Hair Design (512 S. Chestnut St.)
Here is a general list of items needed:
FIRST AID KITS
Clothing and Shoes: all sizes of Men’s, Women’s, Children and Babies
Shampoo and Conditioner
Soap of any kind
Cotton Balls/ Swabs
Feminine Hygiene products
Dental Cleaning products
Disposable plates, cups, silverware
Zip lock bags
Battery operated clocks
Water purification tablets
Canned goods of all types
Diapers (adult & children)
City Church Lufkin is taking monetary donations.
Also, Chris Faulkner of Lufkin has put out the following plea: Please consider making tax-deductible donations of new or used tools and equipment. Items must be in working condition and can be dropped off at gray tin warehouse behind 1422 South 1st Street in Lufkin - across from the Suddenlink office. Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Relief for Her (ReliefForHer.org), serves widows and single mothers in their home improvement needs. We will be involved in restoring homes which were damaged from the flooding in Houston. Please see what tools are needed here:
As many of us are aware of the devastating flooding to Houston and surrounding areas. Hudson Middle & High School will be accepting donations. The Nursing staff is helping to coordinate for our campuses with donations. The Donations will need to be delivered to our campuses front offices. The nurse's will have boxes there for your donations to be placed in. The donations will need to be delivered by Friday to the offices to be picked up to be delivered to Houston area by Friday afternoon.
The following things are needed at this:
Baby Items: diapers, wipes, baby powder, baby formula, baby food, bottles, pacifiers, etc...
Food: nonperishable staples like canned meat, canned foods, granola bars, instant soups, packaged snacks, instant coffee, & bottled water,
tarps, trash bags and cleaning supplies, Lysol, wash cloths, clorox wipes, etc..
paper goods, batteries, flashlights,
toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, etc...
Clothing if possible separated in sizes and labeled to help in dispersing it.
Pillows, Blankets, new undergarments
Animal Supplies: dog and cat food
Thank you ALL for ALL you do!!
This list is constantly growing/changing. Feel free to add to our list of donation sites or update with any additional information.