Mayor's Office Press Release
Mayor Turner Announces Donation Drive to Assist Hurricane Laura Recovery
City partners with local businesses to collect supplies for storm-weary residents
August 29, 2020 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today the city is partnering with local businesses and organizations to collect supplies 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.
The relief effort will accept donations beginning Tuesday, September 1st.
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.
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
6006 North Freeway
Houston, Texas 77076
Kroger Store locations
- Cleaning supplies (especially with bleach)
- Personal hygiene items
- Nonperishable food
- Bottled water
- Pet food and supplies
“After Hurricane Harvey displaced many of our family and friends in 2017, people from other cities and states helped Houston recover by donating their time, money and supplies," Mayor Sylvester Turner said. "Today, we are being called to action for our neighbors who were in the path of Hurricane Laura and are now experiencing great suffering and loss. We cannot sit idly by while they are in need."