- Astrodome/Reliant Stadium Complex
- George R Brown Convention Center
Secondary Shelter Locations:
- Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market Street, Baytown
- Fairmont Park Baptist Church, 10401 Belfast, La Porte
- First Baptist Church, 1229 Avenue J, Huntsville
- First Baptist Church, 906 Avenue A, Katy
- First United Methodist Church, 4308 W. Dallas, Conroe
- Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road-Nassau Bay, Houston
- Memorial Baptist Church, 600 W. Sterling, Baytown
- Mont Belvieu Senior Center, 11607 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu
- Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street, Galveston
- New Life Central, 2104 Underwood, La Porte
- Spring Tabernacle, 3034 F.M. 2920, Spring
- St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 701 Church St., Brenham
- St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 6005 N, Wayside Drive, Houston
- Complete Shelter List From Red Cross
For more information from the American Red Cross, call (866) GET-INFO or (713) 313-5480.
Donate To Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank, 3811 Eastex Freeway, (713) 223-3700, is in need of the following items to help Katrina victims. To volunteer at the Food Bank, call (713) 547-8609 or (713) 547-8657.
- Paper goods such as plates, cups, diapers and tissue
- Cleaning supplies, such as bleach, Top Job, Mr. Clean
- Bottled water (no glass containers)
- Single serving snacks such as Pop-Tarts and cereal bars
- Peanut butter
- Heat and eat foods such as chili, stew, canned pasta with sauce and canned vegetables
- Any other single serving foods that don’t require refrigeration
- MREs (Meals Ready To Eat)
- Baby formula
- Personal hygiene products
Offer, Receive Housing
- Make A Home: Houston Association Of Realtors, (713) 748-GIVE (4483)
- Crawford Cares: Small businesses adopt evacuated families.
- Houston Apartment Association, (281) 933-2224, will offer reduced rent to evacuees at certain properties, depending on availability.
- Harris County Housing Authority, 8410 Lantern Point, (713) 578-2150, has 500 units available for evacuees who received "HUD Section-8 Housing-Choice Vouchers."
- HurricaneHousing.org: Refugees can search for free housing and residents can offer free housing.
- City Wide Club of Clubs Adopt-A-Family/Share-Your-Home Project, (713) 752-CLUB (2582)
- Operation Share Your Home
- Harris County Housing Resource Center
Missing Person Registries
- National Registry From MSNBC.com
- American Red Cross Missing Person’s Hot Line: (713) 313-1628
- Gulf Coast News
Global Strategic Sourcing Job Bank:
- Evacuees who need work: (713) 583-9867 | Submit resumes: email@example.com
- Employers wanting to hire: (713) 583-9866 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FEMA, Disaster Help Line: (800) 621-FEMA
- FEMA Hotline For Evacuees To Find Shelter: (888) 312-4567
- Louisiana State Police, (800) 469-4828
- Texas United Way: Evacuees in need of food stamps should call (713) 957-HELP or (800) 500-4266
- WIC benefits for evacuees: (713) 794-9090 or (800) 942-3678
- Find a School: (713) 892-6699
- Evacuees can get mail forwarded to their shelter by filling out a change-of-address form at (800) ASK-USPS.
- Evacuees at the Astrodome can receive mail at this address: Evacuee’s Name, General Delivery, Houston, TX 77230. Make sure to include the evacuee’s name.
- Houston Humane Society To Shelter Evacuees’ Pets: (713) 433-6421
- SPCA Emergency Pet Hot Line: (713) 802-0555
- Displaced businesses seeking office space: http://www.houstondowntown.com
- Better Business Bureau: Check out charity before giving
- Texas Attorney General’s toll-free complaint line for price gouging: (800) 252-8011
- NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite Images
Accepting Monetary Donations
- Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund
- American Red Cross, (800) HELP NOW (435-7669)
- Salvation Army: (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or (800) 253-1868
- Greater New Orleans Foundation
- Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, Donate Online
- America’s Second Harvest: (800) 344-8070
- Adventist Community Services: (800) 381-7171
- Catholic Charities, USA: (703) 549-1390
- Christian Disaster Response: (941) 956-5183 or (941) 551-9554
- Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: (800) 848-5818
- Church World Service: (800) 297-1516
- Convoy of Hope: (417) 823-8998
- Lutheran Disaster Response: (800) 638-3522
- Nazarene Disaster Response: (888) 256-5886
- Operation Blessing: (800) 436-6348
- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: (800) 872-3283
- Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief: (800) 462-8657, ext. 6440
- United Methodist Committee on Relief: (800) 554-8583
Companies, Organizations Accepting Donated Items
Note: Many religious organizations are holding their own collection and/or donation drives. Please check with a church, synagogue or facility near you. Due to the huge number of places organizing drives, Click2Houston regretfully cannot post every location.
- Children Caring For Children Drive: Donate new school supplies, backpacks, tennis shoes and T-shirts to any local fire station to be given to evacuees attending school.
- Toys R Us, Kirby at OST
- First Methodist Church, (832) 668-1800: Downtown Campus (1320 Main Street at Clay); Westchase Campus (Westpark at Sam Houston Tollway)
- Houston Intown Chamber of Commerce, 3015 Richmond Ave., 77098, (713) 524-8000
- Holiday Inn Select, 2712 Southwest Freeway, 77098, (713) 523-8448
- Four Points By Sheraton, 2828 Southwest Freeway, 77098, (713) 942-2111
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 2403 Holcombe Blvd., (713) 741-8234
- Baytown Junior High, 7707 Bayway Drive, (281) 420-4560
- Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13213 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, (281) 242-2858
- Park at Voss Apartments, 2424 S. Voss Road (at Westheimer), (713) 268-3000
- Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, 77511
- Houston Humane Society, 14700 Almeda Road, (713) 433-6421
- Houston-Area Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, 900 Portway Drive
- West University Baptist Church, 6218 Auden Street, (713) 668-2319
- Crosspoint Church, 4601 Bellaire Blvd.
- Bumbera’s Performance Associates, 630 Highway 6 South, 77079, (281) 493-9300
- Wesley Gardens Apartments, 8700 Gustine Lane, 77031, (713) 270-5555
- Julia C. Hester House, 2020 Solo, 77020, (713) 672-2573
- Westlake Fire Department, (281) 960-5014
- Lakewood Church, 3700 Southwest Freeway, Accepting donations Sept. 1 and 2, (713) 635-4154
- Church of Christ, 1704 Weber, (713) 864-5667
- Lansdowne-Moody, (713) 672-8366, is collecting food and clothing at the four locations below.
- 8445 East Freeway, 77029
- 11810 S. Sam Houston Parkway West, 77031
- 1600 FM 528, Webster, 77598
- 23738 Hempstead Highway, Cypress, 77429
- Houston-area YMCAs and KSBJ FM are collecting gift cards to help victims pay for gas, food and other items.
- Impact Houston Church of Christ, 1704 Weber, (832) 641-5900
- Consignor’s Club, 22704 Loop 494 Ste D, Humble, 77339, (281) 359-9090
Coast Guard Asks For Donations For Rescuers
The U.S. Coast Guard in Houston is asking for donations to help about 50 workers in New Orleans on rescue efforts who are running out of basic supplies. Donations can be dropped off at the Coast Guard office at Ellington Field.
Items in need include:
- T-shirts, underwear
- Toilet paper, wipes
- First Aid kits, bug spray, foot powder
- Bottled water, sports drinks, coffee
- Power bars, granola bars, cups of dry soup
- Sleeping bags and pillows
- D and AA batteries