HOUSTON – The city of Houston and its partners and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are holding donation drives this week to help aid the victims of Hurricane Laura in Texas and Louisiana. Here’s what you need to know about each donation drive:
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the city’s efforts in paying to forward with a donation drive to assist people recovering from Hurricane Laura Monday.
Turner’s H.E.R Task Force, along with the help of Kroger, GFT Today, Mattress Mack and Relief Gang, will coordinate the “Houston’s Paying It Forward” Hurricane Relief Response.
“Three years ago, Houston was hit hard by Harvey’s flooding and people from across the country, assisted us,” the mayor said. “I mean they sent the supplies by the truckload at Willows road into the city of Houston. We now have an opportunity to pay it forward. It could have been at us.”
Hurricane Laura recovery
The donation drive will begin Tuesday at George R. Brown Convention Center and Gallery Furniture from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Turner said. Kroger stores in the area will also have collection boxes for residents to drop off at each of its locations.
All donations will be sent to Port Arthur, Orange, and Beaumont, Texas as well as Sulphur and Lake Charles in Louisiana. He said donated supplies will be distributed to recovering residents whose homes and personal belongings were destroyed by the hurricane.