Mattress Mack and city officials launch Imelda Assistance Fund

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- More help is on the way for flood victims. Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Mattress Mack have created the Imelda Assistance Fund.

The Imelda Assistance Fund was established to meet the needs of those who have suffered damage to their homes during Tropical Storm Imelda flooding. It was created in partnership with the Greater Houston Community Foundation

You can learn more about the fund here.

Hidalgo has also opened recovery centers around the affected areas.

The centers are scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the following locations:

Kingwood United Methodist Church
1799 Woodland Hills Drive, Rm K 105
Kingwood, TX 77339

Grayson Community Center
13828 Corpus Christie St.
Houston, TX 77015

The locations will have staff on-hand to provide information like access to food and temporary housing, support for cleanup and debris removal, legal services, and guidance on how to file insurance claims.

Harris County officials confident in their response to Tropical Storm Imelda

In addition to the centers, recovery information is also available online at

"As we begin our recovery from Tropical Storm Imelda, we want to make sure survivors have all the information they need to recover as quickly as possible," Hidalgo said. "We know recovering from disasters is never easy, but what we can do is make sure we're doing everything possible to help residents navigate the wide array of resources being made available by our community."

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Residents who need cleanup assistance are encouraged to register their home with Crisis Cleanup by calling (800) 451-1954.

Crisis Cleanup is an online database used by local faith-based organizations and disaster relief agencies to coordinate cleanup efforts after a disaster.

There are no guarantees for service, but all disaster survivors with cleanup needs are asked to register.

The Crisis Cleanup line will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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