To ensure that your donation goes to Houston victims, it is essential that you write your check to the “Spirit of Texas Flood Relief.”
Checks can also be dropped off at any Chase Bank location.
KTRK Channel 13-Caring Cradles: 3310 Bissonnet, 713-666-0713. Collecting baby care items. Items also can be dropped off at Kroger stores today.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center: Blood drive from noon to 9 p.m. at Pasadena Town Square Mall next to Dillard’s.
Houston Salvation Army: Furniture and other supplies for flood victims can be dropped at any of the following Salvation Army locations:
•2600 Aldine-Westfield, 713-694-5688
•364 Ave. E, Conroe, 956-760-2440
•2762 Cherrybrook Lane, Pasadena, 713-378-0020
•4516 Irvington Blvd., Houston, 713-692-0522
•2407 N. Main, Houston, 713-224-2875
Volunteers of America: 237 W. 19th, Houston, 713-864-3145. Accepting furniture and merchandise.
Furniture Bank: Accepting furniture. Call 713-842-9771 for pickup of furniture donations for flood victims.
Goodwill Industries: 5200 Jensen, 713-692-6221. Accepting clothing, furniture and other household items. Call 713-699-6344 for drop-off center locations. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 7 days. No home pickups. Officials said the greatest need is for household cleaning supplies, baby products and nonperishable food. Also needed are a freezer truck, 2,000 pounds of ice and 40 cases of soft drinks per day, and boxes to distribute food to flood victims.
The Jewish Community Center: 5601 S. Braeswood, is accepting donations of canned food, bottled water, clothing and baby care items for flood victims.
Kirby Middle School: 9709 Mesa Drive, is accepting donations of canned food, bottled water, clothing and baby care items for flood victims.
Houston Food Bank: 3811 Eastex Freeway between Calvalcade and Jensen exits, 713-223-3700, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Needs volunteer groups from companies: call Carol Gooden at 713-547-8609. Immediate needs: Individual servings of nonperishable food items (nutrition bars, peanut butter, high energy snacks, crackers, cereal); water; diapers/wet wipes; baby food; baby formula; sun screen.
•List of area food banks: United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast’s list of food pantries in the area. Requires free Acrobat Reader.
Neighborhood Centers Inc.: Services are being provided at the Harbach-Ripley Community Center in southeast Houston and Kashmere Senior Service Center in northeast Houston. Needs food, cleaning supplies, toiletries and other essentials to neighborhoods heavily damaged. For assistance, call 713-273-3103. To make a donation to NCI, call 713-669-5222.
The Nation of Islam: Muhammad Mosque 45, 4443 Old Spanish Trail and 5509 Blythewood, 713-741-2747. Needs food, clothing, nonperishable food, office furniture, cleaning supplies, blankets, diapers, baby formula and toiletries.
Montgomery County Food Bank: 936-539-6686
The Houston Humane Society: 14700 Almeda Road, 713-433-6421. Needs donations to help feed homeless animals. Needs dry and canned puppy and kitten food or monetary donations. Checks can be sent to Houston Humane Society Food Assistance, P.O. Box 450528, Houston, Texas 77245-0528.
The Theater District Association: 713-223-4544. Administrative personnel of the Houston Symphony, Alley Theatre and Society for the Performing Arts relocated to temporary offices and are asking for a telephone system for an office of 25, about 20 computers, a 35,000-square-foot air-conditioned facility for storage and construction of theatrical set pieces and 12,000 square feet of air-conditioned office space.
Gallery Furniture: 6006 Interstate 45 North between Tidwell and Parker exits. Collecting all items.
Chinese American Relief Effort: 10303 West Office Dr., Food Fair 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Originally a collection drive for Benevidez Elementary students, but organizers now will donate half of food fair receipts and additional donations to Red Cross fund.
Red Cross volunteer line: 713-526-8300
City of Houston/Lakewood Church Adopt-A-Family program: 713-491-1300.
United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast hot line: 713-957-HELP.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center: To hold blood drives to replace about 1,500 blood donations lost during the flood. Today: Noon to 9 p.m. at Pasadena Town Square Mall next to Dillard’s. Friday: Noon to 9 p.m. at Union Station at Enron Field.