Mayor's Office Press Release

Paying it Forward: Mayor Turner Asks Houstonians to Donate Hurricane Dorian Relief Supplies

September 4, 2019 -- As people start recovering from the massive destruction and heartbreaking loss of life in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking Houstonians to donate relief supplies to assist those in need.

“Houston still remembers when communities across the country came to our assistance after Harvey and we want to continue to Pay It Forward. Therefore, I am asking those who can donate to help with this effort. We will continue to show the world that we are Houston Strong, and Houstonians have big hearts.”

Items needed:

  • Cleaning supplies (especially with bleach)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Nonperishable food
  • Bottled water
  • Pet food and supplies
  • Buckets
  • Trash Bags
  • Backpacks
  • Mops
  • Brushes
  • School Supplies
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Masks
  • Push brooms
  • Squeegees
  • Pillows/Bedding
  • Tarps
  • Car Seats
  • Baby Formula
  • Diapers
  • Paper Towels

Drop off location for donated items:
Helping Hands to the Community
600 Kenrick Dr.  Ste. C-16
Houston, TX 77060
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

In addition to donations, Helping Hands requests volunteers to assist with coordination, sorting, and loading of donations. If you can volunteer, please email grayr85@yahoo.com  with the day and time you can help. Volunteer shifts will be 10am-2pm and 11am-4pm Monday - Friday.

Financial contributions can be made directly to the Bahamas Relief Fund: https://www.bahamas.com/relief

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Renea Gray at grayr85@yahoo.com or by phone at 832-882-5341.

Thank you in advance for your support.