This morning, Friday, Sept. 1st, we are launching the very 1st St. Louis relief effort for Hurricane Harvey, working closely with Houston churches and synagogues alongside Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee who have requested our help for specific items BELOW.
We are filling up trucks THIS WEEKEND that will drive down to Houston on Tuesday—NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK.
Hogan Transport in St. Louis has marvelously donated a 53 foot trailer truck AND driver.
Sponsored by community and faith leaders including Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon (Christ the King United Church of Christ), Rev. Ron Bobo (Westside Missionary Baptist Church), Pastor Julian Johnson (Bethesda Temple), Pastor B.T. Rice (New Horizon Christian Church), Rabbi Susan Talve (Central Reform Congregation), myself – State Rep. Stacey Newman and many more…
12 years ago we organized the 1st St. Louis relief effort for Hurricane Katrina, answering a Baton Rouge church’s cry for help who suddenly had over 200 survivors and families who walked from New Orleans with nothing.
Today we are answering Houston’s call for help —let’s show them this is what we do.
Please help by donating, bringing items, volunteering at these sites to collect & pack trucks, sharing this with every network you have.
Donate right now HERE.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS: SATURDAY Sept 2 Noon through MONDAY Sept 4 6pm (we will be manning this locations around the clock and packing trucks until they are filled)
~Central Reform Congregation: 5020 Waterman Blvd, St. Louis 63108
~Westside Missionary Baptist Church: 2677 Dunn Road, St. Louis, 63136
~New Horizons 7th Day Christian Church: 206 Emerling Drive, St. Louis 63121
~Bethesda Temple Church: 5401 JA Johnson Lane, St. Louis, 63136
Specific Items Needed (ONLY THESE WILL BE ACCEPTED):
Cleaning Items –Wet vacs, plastic bins for debris, rolls of heavy contractor trash bags, chlorine bleach, disinfectants, Dawn dishwashing liquid, N95 or better masks for mold remediation, work gloves, rubber dishwashing gloves, latex gloves, Pinesol, paper towels, hand sanitizer, Lysol sanitizing wipes, packing tape & dispensers, packing boxes – all sizes, newsprint sheet packing paper (20 x 30), bubble wrap, Sharpies, Duck Tape, box and rotating fans
Personal care Items – diapers, formula, baby products, detergent, non-perishable food, pantry kept food, adult mosquito spray, fungicides, allergy medicine, personal hygiene items (NEW ONLY), first aid supplies, PediaSure, pediatric medicines of all kinds, adult reading glasses, Orajel (both adult and child).
Gift Cards – Target, Amazon, Home Depot
School Supplies – Backpacks with elementary school supplies (for Jewish day schools who lost everything)