June 29, 2006
Dear Houston Resident,
We at the City have been working hard to help citizens recover from the June 19 storm that caused flooding in several areas. Our Solid Waste Department, for example, has made more than 1,600 stops in the last week to pick up storm debris. And we have teams of City employees walking neighborhoods and knocking on doors this week to see what other assistance residence may need.
We will continue to clean storm drains and pick up further debris, but we need your help and I am asking that you call 311 to report those needs to us.
Unfortunately, there are some needs that the City simply cannot meet. But through our City work force and the Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office we are trying to match Houstonians up with organizations that can provide some replacement furniture, food vouchers and more. Groups like The Furniture Bank, Houston Charity Center and Southwest Central Church of Christ have joined us to bring relief to people affected by the flooding.
We ask that you call our Citizens' Assistance Office at 713-247-3275 if you need help in making connection with these community and faith-based organizations. Or, you can always call the United Way Helpline at 211.