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City of Seabrook
News Release
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The City of Seabrook's official Donations Management organization in times of disaster is the Society of St. Stephen Outreach Ministry & Food Pantry (SOSS) which operates out of the Seabrook United Methodist Church. They will be opening a Relief Center at Seabrook United Methodist Church (3300 Lakeside Drive, Seabrook, 77586) on Tuesday, September 5th at 9:00 AM to serve the 77586 community; this includes Seabrook, El Lago, Taylor Lake Village, El Jardin and portions of Pasadena. 

The Relief Center will offer financial assistance as they are able, as well as food and water. Many people, most on hourly pay checks, will have lost income and will have problems paying their necessary bills such as electricity, rent, car payments, etc. Families will be interviewed and assessed on their needs.

Volunteers Needed
The Relief Center will need volunteers are to help with the center and a complete background check is required. The background check takes a few minutes and it is free. 

The center is requesting that volunteers arrive at Seabrook United Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 5 at 8:00 a.m. for instruction.
 
Donations Needed
The center will be accepting both monetary and goods donations.

Financial Donations
You can give your monetary donations online at 
seabrookumc.org. Put the dollar amount you wish to donate in the Other box and put SOSS Hurricane Relief in the Description. Please make sure to do this. Your donation will go directly into our SOSS account and 100% of all donations go back to assist this community. We will also accept donations at the church in the form of check or cash.

Goods Donations
While we would love to accept all types of donations please limit your donations to the following items:

  • Cereal
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Jelly
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Water
  • Sandwich Bread (we currently have room in our freezers)
  • And all non-perishable foods:  Find a complete list of foods here
  • Cleaning Supplies including Bleach/Clorox wipes, Clorox spray, and Clorox bottles
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Laundry Detergent

 
We do not accept clothing, however, clothing donations are being accepted at  
Bay Harbor Methodist and The WatershedChurc both in League City.

FEMA Assistance Application
FEMA may provide you with assistance as this has been deemed a federally declared disaster. Prior to applying for disaster assistance, you will need the following to complete your application.
 

  • Social Security Number
  • Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone number
  • Insurance information
  • Total household annual income
  • Routing and account number for your checking or savings account (FEMA can transfer funds directly to your account)
  • A description of your disaster-caused damage or losses


For more information and how to apply go to 
fema.gov/apply-assistance.




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