This is how Carlos Correa and Harris County are teaming up to help underserved families across the county

Carlos Correa and emergency supplies (KPRC2, Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) and the Carlos Correa Foundation are teaming up to help families in need across the county.

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Eli Morgan in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

Here is what you need to know:

  • This is an effort to help underserved families prepare for an emergency situation such as hurricanes, floods or otherwise.
  • Families will receive emergency preparedness kits as well as a 45-Day, 1- person super food vault and a 72-hour survival pack with food, water, and gear.
  • The effort is part of the Correa Family Foundation’s commitment to “support organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
  • The Correa Foundation will also donate personal protective equipment to HCOHSEM.

People are encouraged to stay up-to-date on weather and before, during and after a hurricane or major weather event. People can sign up to receive weather and emergency alerts at readyharris.org or closely monitor the news.

Officials and the HCOHSEM will provide information about current conditions, evacuations and re-entry.

To learn more about the Correa Family Foundation visit Correafamilyfoundation.org


About the Author:

Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.