Hurricane Ida Help: Houstons Gallery Furnishings, Lakewood Church presents help to Louisiana evacuees

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Houstoners, it’s time to do what we do best: stand up and help.

Some companies in the Houston area decided to open their doors to help those who were evacuated before Ida hit land on Sunday.

Below are some of the places that offer free resources to evacuees.

Houston Astros Foundation

The Houston Astros Foundation will host an emergency supplies operation in Minute Maid Park on Wednesday and Thursday.

The trip takes place on both days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The emergency items donated will be transported by Crane Worldwide. It will go directly to communities in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida.

The drive accepts the following:

  • Detergents and bleach
  • Hygiene products (toothpaste, shampoo, soap)
  • Baby products (including diapers and wet wipes)

Donations are accepted on Crawford Street at the Union Street entrance.

For every donation, fans receive two free tickets to the Astros game against the Seattle Mariners on September 6th (two tickets per vehicle, while supplies last).

Lakewood Church

Pastor Joel Osteen’s ministry will open its doors to those displaced by Hurricane Ida.

A collection campaign will also be held on Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Church encourages those who can donate to bring water bottles, cleaning supplies, diapers, and baby wipes.

The address is 3700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027.

For those displaced by Hurricane Ida, Lakewood is open and ready to take in as many safely as possible. We are also holding a fundraising campaign Mon & Tue from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for those who can donate supplies: water bottles, cleaning agents, diapers & baby wipes. pic.twitter.com/lutOOe0q9o

– Lakewood Church (@lakewoodchurch) August 28, 2021

West Houston Departments of Aid

WHAM is seeking help in providing supplies to Louisiana residents who need food and toiletries.

The organization needs durable food, toiletries, diapers (adults and children), water, detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags and more.

It also accepts gas cards to help Louisiana residents return home.

For those who choose to stay in Houston, WHAM says it will use the funds to help evacuees secure homes and provide job search help.

Donations can be made to 10501 Meadowglen, Houston, Texas, 77042 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Donations can also be made online. Please indicate in the notice area that your donation is for the victims of Hurricane Ida.

Houston Food Bank

The Houston Food Bank urgently needs volunteers to help them build more disaster boxes.

Individuals or groups can register online and find suitable shifts for them.

This week there are morning, afternoon and evening shifts.

You can also donate online through Feeding America to a network of food banks in storm-hit areas.

Gallery furniture

Mattress Mack allows Louisiana residents evacuated due to harsh weather conditions to sleep in the showroom of his store on the North Freeway. The address is 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076.

GF is charging and is out to help our great friends in Louisiana. A list of the items you need to donate online can be found here: https://t.co/VYEtsab7Gu. Louisiana residents can stay at GF Free on 8/29/21 with an LA ID. God bless Louisiana and God bless America. pic.twitter.com/lMfXIiOLmb

– Gallery furniture (@GFToday) August 29, 2021

Gallery Furniture works with several local nonprofits to collect non-perishable groceries, diapers, pet food, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hairbrushes, shampoo, feminine care products, activities for children and socks for evacuees.

Houstoners who wish to help can drop off items at the North Freeway location until the end of the day. Volunteers pack the things and distribute them to those in need.

Red Cross

The Red Cross has set up shelter in the Houston area for displaced Louisians. The organization is looking for volunteers to help out in the animal shelters. More information is available at redcross.org.

Anyone in need of a safe place should call 211, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767), or download the free Red Cross Emergency Call app. You can also check with local officials and follow local news for information on where to find emergency shelters.

Auxiliary band

Houston rapper and community activist Trae Tha Truth and his aid gang want to help everyone in need.

Evacuees in need can message the group on Instagram and follow their page for updates.

According to Trae, his organization is looking for a warehouse in Houston to conduct a replenishment operation.

Houston residents who wish to donate can send RELIEFGANG to 707070 or visit pledge.to/reliefgang.

This post will be constantly updated during the storm. Look again for more resources.

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