Residents, businesses and organizations across Northern Virginia are offering aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey. We're sharing several local efforts. Here's one:
A "Kids Helping Kids School Supply Bake Sale, Lemonade Stand and Donation Drive" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4 at the corner of Dale Boulevard and Opal Lane. The Stuff the Truck event is organized by Able Moving and Storage.
“We are raising money and collecting school supplies to help an elementary class in Houston, Texas. Stop by to buy a treat and/or drop off school supplies for the schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
“There will also be a box at Rosa Parks Elementary School next week where you can drop off school supplies. Needed items include: pencils, pens, crayons, markers, glue, scissors, pencil pouches/boxes, paper, spiral notebooks, backpacks, etc. If you need it for school, so do the kids in Texas.”
Able Moving and Storage is also collecting other donated items for delivery to Calvary Community Church in Houston. Including building supplies (nails, hammers, drywall and paint), brooms and dustpans, bottled water and gatorade, non-perishable foods, baby formula, soap and body wash, diapers, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and hand sanitizer.
If your organization is accepting donations or other contributions specifically for Harvey victims, email email@example.com with the details and we’ll try to get the word out.
The American Red Cross has a massive relief response underway and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 800-RED-CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.