Mayor's Office Press Release

City of Houston Partners with Local Businesses to Collect Supplies for Hurricane Laura Victims

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Volunteers have started accepting donations today at the George R. Brown Convention Center

September 1, 2020 -- Donations are now being accepted for residents recovering from Hurricane Laura.

The Mayor’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R) Task Force is working with Kroger President Joe Kelly, Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale and the Relief Gang to coordinate "Houston's Paying It Forward" Hurricane Relief Response to Hurricane Laura.

All donated items will be sent to our neighbors in Port Arthur, Orange, and Beaumont, Texas as well as Sulphur and Lake Charles, Louisiana. The supplies will be distributed to residents trying to recover after their homes and personal belongings were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Laura.

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The relief effort will accept donations from Tuesday, September 1 through Thursday, September 10. People can drop-off donations at the George R. Brown Convention Center and Gallery Furniture from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kroger Stores will also have collection boxes at each of its locations.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, all donated items must be new and unused/unopened.

Drop off locations:

George R. Brown Convention Center
Hall D off Chartres Street/Walker Street - Ground level
1001 Avenida de las Americas Drive
Houston, Texas 77010

Gallery Furniture
6006 North Freeway
Houston, Texas 77076

Kroger Store locations

Requested supplies:

  • Diapers
  • Cleaning supplies (especially with bleach)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Nonperishable food
  • Bottled water
  • Pet food and supplies