Because of my volunteer work with Houston ISD, several readers around the country have written to ask how they can specifically help Houston school kids, perhaps by donating school supplies or by raising funds in their own school to send to our district. I’ve made some inquiries and wanted to share what I’ve learned:
Donations of goods may be sent to:
HISD Harvey Donations
2020 Mangum Road
Houston, TX 77092
If you have inquiries relating to the donation of goods, please contact Mark Smith. His email address is: MSMITH@houstonisd.org
Monetary donations may be made directly via this link.
If you have inquiries relating to monetary donations, please contact Ann Scott: ASCOTT10@houstonisd.org
I’d also like to put in a plug for Houston’s Jewish community, which has been doing a phenomenal job helping flood victims from around the city (not just Jewish families, by any means). Its outreach is all the more remarkable because, due to historical housing patterns in Houston, Jewish families, synagogues and organizations are always particularly hard-hit by floods and hurricanes.
Here’s a photo taken yesterday at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, which itself was damaged by floodwaters. Yet somehow the JCC managed to get itself up and running and is now providing flood victims with whatever they might need, from mops and gloves to new toothbrushes and underwear.
To donate to these efforts, the link is here.
Thank you, all!