Two More Ways to Help with Hurricane Harvey Relief Drives

From 1,800 miles away, Little Rhody can make a big difference by participating in relief drives.

National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West.

Two weeks ago, Harvey made landfall as a category four hurricane and dumped more than fifty inches of rain in southeast Texas, causing flooding and severe devastation. Thousands have been displaced from their homes and are left with little to nothing.

From 1,800 miles away, Little Rhody can make a big difference. In addition to the blog on 4 Ways You Can Help Houston that we posted last week, here are some ways Rhode Islanders can help those in need:

Cardi’s Furniture and Mattresses Relief Drive

On Saturday, Sept. 9, Cardi’s locations including Swansea, South Attleboro, Rt.2 West Warwick and Wareham are holding Texas relief drives. The requested items they will be collecting are new cleaning and building supplies only, such as rubber gloves, heavy duty shovels, drywall tools, disinfectant wipes, etc. All donations will be transported by Arpin Van Lines to Texas with local support from Rhody Transportation, Renewable Now Network and Ocean State Job Lot. The drive will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To see a full list of accepted supplies or for more information, click here.

Providence City Hall

Mayor Jorge Elorza encourages Providence to support communities in Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey after he recently joined the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s leadership. Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, and eighty other municipalities connected for a conference call about the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston area and the needs of their community. During the call, officials from Texas stressed the immediate need for new toiletries, cleaning supplies and disposable diapers. These items include baby formula, non-perishable food and new clothing and blankets. In an effort to support that request, the City of Providence will be accepting such items at Providence City Hall, Room 101, Mayor’s Center for City Services, located at 25 Dorrance Street. You may drop off donations between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Providence Public Safety Complex at 325 Washington St., will also be accepting items and it’s open twenty-four hours a day. All donations should be dropped off by Sept. 8. For more information, visit providenceri.gov.

 

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