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News Release
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

City of Houston, Harris County Establish Donations Drop Off Points
Residents Asked to Donate Specific Items Needed by Survivors

HOUSTON -  While financial donations still continue to be the preferred way of assisting survivors of the catastrophic flooding occurring in our city. As part of the joint City/County Donations Management Plan,  donations drop-off points have been opened for residents who wish to donate in-kind to disaster survivors:

BBVA Compass Stadium
2200 Texas Avenue
(Please take donations to the Southeast Gate at Emancipation & Walker)

Houston, Texas 77003
*Please note this location is no longer taking clothing donations

World Harvest Outreach Seventh-Day Adventist Church
10800-A  Scott Street
Houston 77047
Contact: Pastor Kenneth Goodman (713.364.9763)
Receiving Donations: M-F 9:00am - 6:00pm

Bethel Heavenly  Hands Church
12660 Sandpipers Street
Houston, Texas 77035
Contact: Pastor Walter August, Jr. (713.962.6602)
Receiving Donations: M-F 8:00am - 6:00pm

Additional drop-off points may be established as conditions change, so check for more. 

Residents who wish to help survivors should remember that only usable items should be donated.  Donating materials that are worn-out, unwashed, or serve little purpose for the immediate needs of survivors may delay the sorting and distribution process. 

If you are able to donate the following, please drop them off at designated locations:

  • Food: Unexpired, non-perishable and easy-to-make
  • Water: Bottled water with the safety seal intact
  • Children’s Supplies: Diapers, wipes, bottles, formula, diaper rash cream (in their original, unopened packaging) and cribs, playpens, car seats (new or gently used condition), and toys.
  • Clothing: New or gently used, and seasonally-appropriate. (e.g. shirts, pants, socks, shoes.) Only new undergarments will be accepted.
  • Equipment: Items that can be used to assist in the emergency response and immediate relief phase – such as power tools, ladders, chainsaws, fans, etc.
  • Supplies: Cleaning supplies (e.g. bleach, sponges, mops, N95 filtration masks, gloves, buckets,) chairs, and tables
  • Materials:  Building materials (e.g. sheetrock, plywood, and lumber)
  • Toys: Only new or clean, gently-used toys will be accepted (e.g. books, board games, battery-operated games)
  • Furniture: Only furniture in clean and usable condition
  • Bedding: New bedding (sheets, pillows, comforters, etc.) in unopened packages are preferred

Individuals, companies and organizations that wish to donate monetarily or in-kind can contact the Donations Management hotline at

(800) 924-5985

between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday to ask questions about making donations.

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