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3 Ways To Volunteer After Hurricane Harvey

Houston is truly an amazing city. The past week has been tough, no doubt, but our vibrant community is even tougher. If you’re looking to lend a helping hand, check out one of these awesome volunteer opportunities nearby.

Join The Red Cross At The George R. Brown Convention Center

One of our favorite Houston blogs, It’s Not Hou It’s Me, recently did a post on volunteering at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The efforts are all organized by the Red Cross and involve sorting donations, handing out water, registering people at check-in, and running lost and found. The center is handling lots of donations. If you have some to contribute, great! Just make sure you’re donating useful items so the staff doesn’t have to deal with unnecessary items. Items most needed include: Diapers, wipes, baby powder (travel size), baby formula, bottles, baby food, bibs, power strips, extension cords, cell phone chargers, bedding and pillows, XL XXL clothing, wheel chairs, insulin, Lysol, Purell, hand sanitizer, and Tylenol/Aspirin. Interested in volunteering? Sign up here!

 Lend A Hand At The Houston Food Bank

The team at It’s Not Hou It’s Me also spent some time at the Houston Food Bank. The building recently reopened their doors and are looking to move 500,000 pounds of food each day to shelters in the area, therefore help is needed! Volunteers can help out in a big warehouse or prepare meals for kids! If interested, sign up on their website here. Of course, donations are welcome as well.

Join The Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope – a Springfield-based nonprofit organization has already distributed tractor trailer loads of supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey, but they still need help. If you would like to be involved in the distribution efforts, click here. Donations are very appreciated as well!

If you’re sick of being cooped up in your apartment, get out and join your community! There’s plenty to be done, but if there was one city to pull through, it would be Houston!

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