“Hundreds of Harvey evacuees have come to Dallas-Fort Worth to avoid the damage and danger of the storms.
Here’s how North Texans can help, with shelter, supplies and volunteer efforts:
CITY OF DALLAS: Volunteers may be needed to help evacuees at designated recreation centers. Volunteers can register online.
TRUSTED WORLD: Volunteers are needed to help sort donated items from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the Trusted World central donation site at 15660 North Dallas Parkway in Dallas. To sign up for times, click here.
Supplies are needed for Dallas locations that are housing evacuees, including recreation centers.
Drop off items at a donation center at 15660 North Dallas Parkway (north of Arapaho Road), Dallas, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The center is operated by the local nonprofit group Trusted World, which is working with the city and several disaster relief agencies.
Items needed: moving boxes, diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, feminine hygiene products and nonperishable food including baby formula. The only clothing items that are needed at this time are packs of underwear and socks.
Check the Trusted World Facebook page and the city’s 211 phone line for the latest information.
UNITED WAY: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has established a dedicated relief fund in which 100 percent of contributions will go to nonprofits supporting evacuees seeking shelter and long-term assistance in North Texas. Here’s how you can donate.
RED CROSS: The American Red Cross has information about Hurricane Harvey on its website and a special appeal for help in funding the disaster response. The site includes hurricane safety tips and resources.
Go to redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
ISLAMIC RELIEF: Islamic Relief USA Disaster Response Team will have representatives assisting with evacuees at the convention center shelter. To donate to the organization’s Humanitarian Aid Fund, go here. ”
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