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Hurricane Harvey relief efforts: You can help; here's how

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Floodwaters from Harvey are starting to recede.

But the need for help remains, particularly points south, where Harvey was a hurricane.

A number of relief efforts are underway to help people affected by the storm.

TEXARKANA USA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce is continuing to collect donations for the Hurricane Harvey victims in South Texas. 

Donations will be sent to the Rockport Chamber of Commerce in Rockport, Texas and they will distribute gift cards to community members. 

Items being donated are home improvement gift cards and cash. 

Donations will be accepted at the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce Office at 819 N. State Line Ave. 

The chamber will be accepting donations through Sept. 15th. 

Click here for more information.

HARVEY RELIEF

KSLA News 12 has partnered with The Warrior Network, The Community Foundation of North Louisiana and John Harvey Toyota to help our neighbors who are suffering from Hurricane Harvey. 

Donations of money to Harvey Relief to help people in their recovery efforts are being collected from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at:

  • KSLA News 12, 1812 Fairfield Ave. in Shreveport; and,
  • John Harvey Toyota, 2901 Benton Road in Bossier City.

Donations of cleaning supplies also are being accepted.

Or you can click here to help through KSLA.com or through the Harvey Relief tab on our app.

And The Community Foundation of North Louisiana is accepting donations by mail to:
The Community Foundation of North Louisiana
401 Edwards St., Suite 105
Shreveport, LA 71101

Please make checks payable to "The Community Foundation of North Louisiana" and put "Harvey" in the memo line.

The Community Foundation of North Louisiana is working with the Greater Houston Community Foundation and its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

HOPE FOR HOUSTON

Hope for Houston is accepting donations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 6101 Courtesy Lane in Shreveport. That's immediately east of Mansfield Road between Hollywood Avenue and West 62nd Street.

Items being collected are diapers, wipes, formula, bottled water, feminine hygiene products, box fans and mucking tools, including square-point shovels, buckets, floor scrapers and gloves. No clothing donations are being accepted at this time.

The effort's goal is send one truck of essential supplies to Houston every day.

Hope for Houston is a cooperative effort of Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Shreveport, Hardware Distribution Warehouses Inc., Lennard Properties and Sealy Realty.

Call (318) 469-0233 to learn more.

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER

Another relief effort is the Facebook group Hurricane Harvey Relief Shreveport/Bossier.

It is an initiative by several Shreveport-Bossier City churches and organizations that collected goods and supplies through Sunday for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

The donated goods will be taken to Bellaire Fitness, 4330 Panther Drive In Bossier City, to be sorted  Monday and Tuesday and loaded into an 18-wheeler Tuesday evening. The tentative plan is to deliver the goods Wednesday or Sept. 7.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Shreveport/Bossier donation dropoff locations were the Barksdale Air Force Base Chapel, Barksdale Baptist Church, Barksdale Family HousingBellaire Baptist ChurchBroadmoor Baptist ChurchChrist Fit GymChurch at Red RiverCosse & Silmon OrthodonticsEl Jimador restaurantsFreedom ChurchNorthpoint Community ChurchOn the Road Coffee Co.Open Road FellowshipRiverpark ChurchSouth Bossier Baptist ChurchThe Healing Place and Velocity Care centers.

OTHER INITIATIVES

  • The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana has partnered with Brookshire’s Grocery Co. and the Minden Chamber of Commerce to gather food and household items for a disaster food drive. The Minden Chamber of Commerce office and the Brookshire’s and Super One stores in Shreveport, Bossier City, Benton, Minden, Mansfield, Zwolle in Louisiana as well as Overton, Kilgore, Longview and Hallsville in Texas are the locations.  Nonperishable foods and household items such as cleaning supplies, paper towels, mops, brooms, etc. are needed for sister food banks in Hurricane Harvey's path
  • United Way of Northwest Louisiana will continue to collect donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

The drop off location is at 6660 Quillen Road in Shreveport. 

Also, volunteers are needed to help sort through donations. To sign up click here.

Items being collected are:

  • Solid Color T-shirts:
    Onesies: 3mo, 6mo, 12mo
    3T to 4T
    Youth Medium and Large
    Adult Medium to 3X

    Solid Color Socks:
    6mo to 18mo
    2T to 4T
    Youth
    Adult Women and Men

    Diapers:
    Sizes 1 to 5
    Pull Ups for Girl and Boy 2T to 4T

    Unisex Sweatpants w/ drawstring:
    Same sizes as above
    Athletic Shorts w/ drawstring:
    Same sizes as above

    Underwear:
    Toddler Girl and Boy
    Youth Girl and Boy All Sizes Adult Women Small to 3X Adult Men Small to 3X

    Baby Wipes
    Feminine Hygiene Products

Items can be purchased online at Amazon through the wishlist here.

And, donations can be mailed to the United Way office, 820 Jordan St., Suite 370, Shreveport, LA 71101.

If you know of another Hurricane Harvey relief effort, please help us share it here by sending information by email to ksla@ksla.com.

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