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How to Help with Winter Storm Recovery

Jenna Mazzoccoli
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  • Ava McCoy, Ayanna McCoy

    Ava and Ayanna McCoy got creative with their bag decorating for Kids Meals Inc.

  • Reva Sinha, Anisa Sinha

    Reva Sinha and Anisa Sinha decorate brown paper bags for Kids' Meals Inc.

  • Larry Dawson, David Elledge and Bob Duffy

    Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) food pantry volunteers ready nonperishable food and bottled water Friday for Houstonians in need. From left: Larry Dawson, David Elledge and Bob Duffy. (Photo courtesy of CCSC)

  • Village School Early Childhood students

    The Village School Early Childhood students created a Valentine’s Day food drive to help hungry kids across the Houston area.

  • Ava McCoy, Ayanna McCoy
  • Reva Sinha, Anisa Sinha
  • Larry Dawson, David Elledge and Bob Duffy
  • Village School Early Childhood students

As we recover from the winter storm, Houstonians come together to support those most in need. If you would like to, and can safely do so, here are some opportunities to volunteer that we’ve heard about:

  • Houston Freeze Aid through Texas Relief Warriors and CrowdSource Rescue is organizing a quick response for all residents in the Greater Houston area experiencing lack of food or water, immobility/disability issues, lack of transportation, or economic hardship. There are volunteers needed for deliveries and wellness checks. Sign up to help here.
  • Due to the winter storm, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center was unable to collect blood for several days. Donate blood at one of their many donor centers.
  • As neighbors begin to recover after the storm, sign up with BakerRipley to volunteer in your area or make a donation that will go towards helping neighbors who were disproportionally impacted by the winter storm.
  • The winter storm stretched Interfaith Ministries' resources to the limit. Donate now to help replenish those emergency meals for seniors and food for pets.
  • Make a food or monetary donation or sign up to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank.  
  • Donate to Kids' Meals Inc. as they deliver free, healthy meals to hungry children without power. Sign up to volunteer or make a donation. They are in dire need now because so many of the lunches went bad when their refrigerators lost power over the weekend. Get creative and decorate brown paper bags for meals to be delivered in.
  • The Jewish Federations of North America is gathering funds to support Texas communities impacted by the storm including Houston.
  • Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) is helping hungry Houstonians through its two food pantries. Donate goods or make a contribution.
  • Houston Children's Charity is accepting donations of gently used or new clothing, shoes, bedding, and essential household items. Or register to volunteer to sort donation on Tues., Feb. 23.
  • Second Servings' vans are on the road rescuing food and delivering to charities in need. Volunteer with Second Servings.

Editor's note: We hope you all are safe after the storm. Find a list of resources here. See photos of families enjoying the historic snowfall here, a video of skiing in West U and a game of ice hockey in Tanglewood

Ava McCoy, Ayanna McCoy

Ava and Ayanna McCoy got creative with their bag decorating for Kids Meals Inc.

Reva Sinha, Anisa Sinha

Reva Sinha and Anisa Sinha decorate brown paper bags for Kids' Meals Inc.

Larry Dawson, David Elledge and Bob Duffy

Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) food pantry volunteers ready nonperishable food and bottled water Friday for Houstonians in need. From left: Larry Dawson, David Elledge and Bob Duffy. (Photo courtesy of CCSC)

Village School Early Childhood students

The Village School Early Childhood students created a Valentine’s Day food drive to help hungry kids across the Houston area.

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