Flooding resources and how you can help

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FEMA representative Cheria Brown shares what people need to know about getting government help after the floods (KTRK)

If you were a victim from the floods there is help out there for you.

FEMA:
www.disasterassistance.gov

FEMA MOBILE REGISTRATION INTAKE CENTERS:

Meyerland Community Improvement Association
4999 West Belfort
Houston, TX 77035
8am to 8pm, 7 days per week until further notice

Spring Woods Middle School
Intersection of Hammerly Boulevard and Pine Village Drive
9810 Neuens Rd
Houston, TX 77080
8am to 8pm, 7 days per week until further notice

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE:

DONATE MONEY:

American Red Cross (donations can help provide food, water, and shelter to flood victims)
Donate $10 through your mobile carrier: Text REDCROSS to 90999
Call to donate: 1-800-RED CROSS
Donate online: https://www.redcross.org/donate/neu0215-m?flow=oc1&loggedIn=false

The Salvation Army
Text TXFLOODS to 51555 (you'll get a mobile donation link)
Online: http://tsatx.org/floodandtornadorelief

United Way
Donate online: https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/donate/
DONATE BLOOD:

MD Anderson Blood Bank (low on blood and palettes due to flooding)
Information: 713-792-7777
Locations: http://www.mdanderson.org/how-you-can-help/donate-blood/index.html

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank (need blood every day, no significant increase due to flooding though)
16 neighborhood donation centers, plus blood drive locations:
http://www.giveblood.org/where-to-donate/find-a-location/

HELP ANIMALS:

Houston SPCA (always accepting help)
Donate money or time: http://www.houstonspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=donate_main

Houston Humane Society (receives no funding from the city, county, or state)
Donate money: http://www.houstonhumane.org/giving
Donate supplies: http://www.houstonhumane.org/giving/wish-list

FOOD
    Houston Food Bank expects an increase in need.
    If you need food, call 832-369-9390.
    If you want to help, make a donation online at http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/ (they say cash donations go farther than food donations)


Call 211 (United Way Hotline)
    Housing and shelters
    Food
    Legal help
    Health services
    Senior citizen needs
    Hotline is 24/7


Legal
    State Bar of Texas legal hotline - (800) 504-7030 - English and Spanish
    helps people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following recent flooding and other severe weather in Texas. Designed to connect low-income persons affected. People who qualify for assistance will be matched with Texas lawyers who have volunteered to provide free, limited legal help.


WAS YOUR VEHICLE TOWED?

You may be charged a towing fee if your car was left abandoned in the flood waters. If your vehicle was towed during the the floods, either log onto MayFindMyTowedCar.com or call 713-308-8580
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