• How to Help Houston After Hurricane Harvey {from Hoboken + Jersey City}

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    Although for some of us Hurricane Sandy seems like a distant & bad memory, it’s hard not to forget the horrific mess it created in Hoboken and its surrounding areas — as well as all across the tri-state area. Right now, that’s literally happening in the Houston area of Texas — but even worse. Seeing what everyone is going through in Texas is just breaking our hearts, so we’ve donated to several causes and also wanted to put together a post of ways that you can help from afar. Even if you are unable to do anything but donate a few dollars, every little bit helps. Here are the best ways to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey from Hoboken and Jersey City:

    To Donate Supplies Locally in Hoboken + Jersey City:

    • Donations being collected around Hoboken/Jersey City for the following:
      • Baby Wipes
      • Non-Perishable Food
      • Feminine Products
      • Diapers
      • Formula
      • Socks
      • Blankets
      • Towels
      • Dog Food
    • These can be dropped off at the Hair Room, Hound About Town, and Hazel Baby Store in Jersey City as well as Athleta in Hoboken.

    Events to Support the Victims in the Area:

    • Saturday, September 2nd — Asana Soul Practice is hosting a yoga class and donating the proceeds {suggested donation $20} to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
    • Saturday, September 9th — Party with Purpose Donating Their Proceeds from The Back to Hoboken Bar Crawl to victims
    • Saturday, September 16th — HMag is hosting a benefit for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Click here for more info.
    • Sunday, September 17th — Help Texas Cut-a-Thon: A slew of hair salons in Hoboken are donating their proceeds of the day to Houston victims. Hair salons include Spesh, Lorraine’s House of Styles, Crew Hair Studios, Mark Daniel, Trim Hoboken, Blow-it-Out Lounge, Stags Only, Hoboken Hair, and Up & Out.

    Donations/Help Needed in Texas {with donation links, below}:

    Houston Food Bank

    The Houston Food Bank is currently sharing the list of food supplies they need, which includes:

    They help provide meals for hungry neighbors in emergencies and all year round — a worthy cause. Click here to donate.

     

    The Red Cross

    Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org/abc, calling 1- 855-999-GIVE or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

    Houston Diaper Bank

    The Houston Diaper Bank is providing emergency care kits to parents and their little ones. They’re in need of:
    Diapers
    Baby Wipes
    Formula
    Incontinence products
    Bed Pads

    Click here to help!

    Austin Pets Alive

    Austin Pets Alive provides evacuation assistance and emergency care to animals who are stranded, homeless, displaced and injured as a result of the storm. Donate here.

    United Way of Greater Houston

    The United Way of Greater Houston has set up a relief fund that people can donate to — with its first priority is shelter and food. The organization will also focus on long-term recovery efforts — and will absorb administrative costs, so 100 percent of every donation goes directly to relief. Click here to donate.

    Interfaith Ministries

    This nonprofit that operates the city’s Meals on Wheels program is in need of financial donations and additional volunteers. They specifically need donations of Ensure, walkers, wheelchairs, microwaves and shower chairs. They can be dropped off at Meals on Wheels, 3202 San Jacinto 77004. More info here.

    Avenue CDC

    A local nonprofit working to build affordable housing in Houston will help rebuild in the aftermath of the storms. Click here to donate.

    Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

    For donations call 1-800-924-5985. For volunteer opportunities call 281-656-1533.

    Volunteer Houston

    This volunteer-agency match program connects those interested in helping others to groups in need. Look here for ways to donate now, and ways to help in the cleanup that’s sure to come. Visit volunteerhouston.org

    Donors Choose

    This online funding site helps teachers rebuild and restock their classrooms with books and other supplies. Click here to donate.

    Americares

    Americares is an emergency response organization based in Connecticut, and they are delivering relief supplies and working with a local clinic in Houston. They are taking donations here.

     

    Despite the tragic nature of this event, if there’s one thing we learned, it’s that the true power of working together + kindness can change the world. Feel free to add to the list in the comments section! Thank you so much for your generosity <3

     


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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