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September 7, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery Assistance: Resources

On behalf of Workforce Go! in Dallas our thoughts and prayers go out to all those adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey. We recognize that relief needs will extend well beyond this first week of crisis. We will continue to update resources for those seeking refuge in Dallas, and provide further information as necessary.

 

~Chris Goheen, President, Workforce Go!

 

To volunteer or donate, follow this link for more information:
Hurricane Harvey Relief & Recovery: Guide for Giving Time & Money

 

The Houston United Way created a wonderful resource guide. It includes checklists, insight and contact info for getting housing back in order, meeting basic needs, navigating financial and insurance matters, and taking care of mental health and well-being. 

 

Link to PDF: “After the Storm: Greater Houston Area ​

If you have immediate needs for food, clothing, shelter, or to locate a loved one, these resources are available for you:

 

 

EVACUATION & RESCUE

HOUSING

 

SHELTERS

 

To find a safe place to stay, text SHELTER and your ZIP to 4FEMA (43362).

FEMA also has a mobile app. 

 

The Dallas News has provided an interactive map of shelters in Texas, with links to contact info. Call first to make sure there are beds available. Some locations are at capacity.
Visit map.

 

HOUSTON


George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

This site provides cots, showers, meals and clothing for evacuees. 

9/7/2017 Update: Houston Chronicle Article
: 300 people are still at the George R. Brown emergency shelter. Mayor Sylvester Turner hopes to end services next week. City Council is due to vote on funding housing for up to a year for remaining evacuees

 

Full list of shelters in the Houston area, by KHOU

 

DALLAS

 

Mega-shelter:

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


Address: 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202

This location includes cots, blankets, meals, showers, a Walmart pharmacy and power outlets.

9/7/2017 Update: As of Tuesday, Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center still housed 3000 evacuees. Several hundred additional residents arrived from the Beaumont and Port Arthur areas. They had received temporary refuge in Shreveport and Alexandria. Full story by Fox4 News

 

Samuell Grand Recreation Center: 6200 E. Grand Ave Dallas, TX 75223

Walnut Hill Recreation Center10011 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

Tommie Allen Recreation Center
7071 Bonnie View Rd, Dallas, TX 75241

 

CAMPGROUNDS

 

Texas Parks & Wildlife provides free camping in all state parks to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Check map and contact info for open parks, as several have been closed due to flooding.

 

 

PRIVATE HOMES

 

Airbnb:
Hundreds of Airbnb hosts are offering evacuees to stay in a private room or in an entire house for free. Airbnb has removed service fees for those checking in between August 23 and September 25.

@airbnbhelp
+1-855-424-7262 (toll-free)
 
Visit the Airbnb Hurricane Harvey Evacuees page for available homes.


LOCATING LOVED ONES

 

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
To report a lost child, call: 1-866-908-9570

 

 
 

The American Red Cross Safe and Well Registry

If you live in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, please register yourself as safe and well. You may also search the database for loved ones. Safe and Well Registry

 

ABC 13 Missing Persons Photo Gallery

View or share photos of persons missing since the flood began.

 

Hurricane Pets Rescue
This nationally based organization has a dedicated Hurricane Harvey registry, available via public Facebook group,
Hurricane Harvey Lost and Found Pets and Rescue Assistance. Volunteers conduct services in cooperation with shelters in the affected areas.

Lost Dogs of Texas

The Lost Dogs of Texas website includes a database for lost and found dogs, and a Lost Dog Action Plan. Register a lost dog in the Helping Lost Pets map and database. This information will be distributed through a network of forums including rescue program Facebook pages.


AKC Reunite

Report a lost or found pet: 800-252-7894 found@akcreunite.org
AKC Reunite: Pet Disaster Relief Updates

 

DATA AND ELECTRONICS RECOVERY

DriveSavers
Texas residents with water damaged equipment such as hard drives, smartphones, tablets, laptops may receive free data recovery from DriveSavers. Please note that due to limited resources, they can only accept one device per business or household. They will also provide 50{6a9768acda0fe0a89780a809501f27e6450ce1f631bbc2e9f6438559b85e9cdc} off the price of recovery services for multi-disk devices such as RAID, NAS or SAN.
See press release for details:
DriveSavers Offers Hurricane Harvey Victims Free Data Recovery of Wet Phones and Hard Drives

 

ACE Data Recovery
Even before the severity of the storm was known, as early as August 25, ACE issued a statement that they would offer a 10{6a9768acda0fe0a89780a809501f27e6450ce1f631bbc2e9f6438559b85e9cdc} discount to businesses and individuals with flood damaged media. This covers HDD, SSD, flash drives, RAID, tapes, and databases such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. 
Press release: ACE Data Recovery Offers Discounted Data Recovery for Hurricane Harvey Victims

 

RELIEF AND RECOVERY, GENERAL CONCERNS

 

Red Cross
Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Guide

SBP
This national nonprofit organization is committed to helping residents and communities recover from disaster promptly and efficiently.

If you or loved ones have been affected by Harvey, visit their website for guidance on issues impacting restoration of your home. SBP Documents: Understanding the Recovery Process, Navigating FEMA And the SBA Process, Basic Insurance Guide, Contractor Fraud Checklist, Mold Remediation Guide, Home Damage and Elevation and Code Compliance, Avoiding Contractor Fraud

Greater Houston United Way
See details above about the resource guide, “
After the Storm: Houston Area.”

 

 

Original post: September 1, 2017
Last update: September 7, 2017

 

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