Hurricane Harvey: How Can the RGV Help?

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Note: This post is being updated on an ongoing basis to add new information on drop off locations for donations.

Here we sit in the Rio Grande Valley, unscathed physically by the horrific storm that missed us by pixels on a map. Many of us were already emotionally prepared for loss, yet the rain did not come. Instead we are tied in to the disaster that our friends, family, and neighbors in the coastal and central regions of Texas are feeling now. Harvey’s extended stay has put many of our loved ones and fellow-Texans in peril and their property in disrepair.

How can we help? What can we do now? We don’t want to sit here and do nothing. Below is a summary of resources where monetary donations can be made and physical drop-offs have been organized. We will be adding to this resource and we encourage you to add to it in the comments below or on our Facebook Page for our local readers.

How we can help - Hurricane Harvey - RGV Moms Blog

Monetary Donations >>

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
American Red Cross
HEB Disaster Relief
Salvation Army
San Antonio Food Bank
Houston Food Bank
Central Texas Food Bank
Food Bank RGV
Texas Diaper Bank
Houston Flood Relief Fund (YouCaring)
Greater Houston Community Foundation Relief Fund
Undies for Everyone

Relief Efforts >>

Google Crisis Map (Shelters, Evacuations)
Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts FB Group
Post Harvey Cleanup

Items Needed >>

The following are items that are generally needed and accepted by those collecting tangible donations.

  • Diapers
  • Water
  • Canned Goods
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Blankets
  • Hygiene Essentials
  • Baby Food
  • New or Packaged Clothing
  • Mosquito Spray
  • NEW packs of Underwear

Local Drop Off Locations >>

Food Bank RGV Collecting at H-E-B Valley-wide

Habitat for Humanity, McAllen, Harlingen

**Some hotels and businesses have been printing this list and posting it. We loved hearing this! Spread the word. If you know of more locations than what are listed below, please add them in the comments. Thank you!**

VALLEY-WIDE

  • Food Bank RGV, via HEB stores in Hidalgo, Cameron or Willacy County
  • HEB, Valley-wide
  • City Municipalities
  • Bert Ogden Auto Group, All locations Valley-wide
  • Payne Auto, Valley-wide

BROWNSVILLE

  • News Center 23, 394 North Expressway 83, Brownsville

DONNA

  • Dargel Boats, 4110 S FM 493, Donna
  • Donna Fire Department, 209 S 10th St., Donna

EDINBURG

  • Border Patrol Union, 4179 Crosspoint Blvd, Edinburg
  • CrossFit Edinburg, 323 E Owassa Rd, Suite #132, Edinburg 
  • Longhorn Paving and Oilfield Services, 21369 N Moorefield Rd, Edinburg
  • Social Work Student Association SWOT Building, UTRGV, Edinburg

HARLINGEN

  • Country Inn & Suites (Evacuees Staying Here Need Resources), 956-428-0043 – 3825 S Expressway 83, Harlingen
  • Gold’s Gym Harlingen, 2020 S Exp. 83, Harlingen
  • Greater Valley Hospice, Harlingen
  • Janine Marie Photography, 109 S J St., Harlingen
  • Juicology Juice Bar, 210 E Jackson Ave, Harlingen
  • Liberty Tax Service, Harlingen
  • Quality Inn (Evacuees Staying Here Need Resources), 956-428-6888 – 1002 S. Expwy 83, Harlingen
  • Farm Christina Palomo, 2312 S Exp. 83 Ste D, Harlingen
  • Sun Loan, 1326 N Ed Carey Dr, Harlingen

LAGUNA VISTA

  • Iliasis Muniz Photography, Laguna Vista

LOS FRESNOS

  • Los Fresnos Fire Department, 233 Alamo Street, Los Fresnos 

McALLEN

  • Baptist Temple, 2001 Trenton Rd, McAllen
  • Bridges & Company, 1104A Upas Ave, McAllen
  • FUMC Day School, McAllen
  • Habitat for Humanity, 412 W Ash Ave, McAllen
  • Harley Davidson, 1201 S Bentsen Rd, McAllen
  • McAllen Elks Lodge #1402, 3500 Jordan Rd West, McAllen
  • Shop 112, 5401 N 10th St, McAllen

MISSION

  • Fat Joe’s Barbershop, 1418 N Conway Ave, Mission
  • Hart Bookkeeping, 2409 Griffin Pkwy, Ste C., Mission
  • Incred-i-Bowl, 2140 U.S. 83 Business, Mission
  • Ranch House Burgers, Palmview, Weslaco & Mission
  • Spaugy’s Ice House, 815 N Francisco Ave, Mission

PALMVIEW

  • Ranch House Burgers, Palmview, Weslaco & Mission

PHARR

  • 281 Truck & Trailer Services, Pharr
  • PSJA Parental Engage Ctr, 1200 W. Hail Acres Rd, Pharr

RAYMONVILLE

  • Storage Place, 957 E. Hidalgo Ave, Raymondville

RIO GRANDE CITY

  • Starr County Memorial Hospital, Rio Grande City

SAN BENITO

  • Harley Davidson, San Benito

WESLACO

  • Ranch House Burgers, Palmview, Weslaco & Mission
  • Weslaco Event Center, 233 S Kansas, Weslaco

Phone for Help >>

United States Coast Guard:
281-464-4851
281-464-4852
281-464-4853
281-464-4854
281-464-4855

American Red Cross: 1-800-975-7585 

Life-Threatening Emergency: 911

Local Resources: 311

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (to report a missing child): 1-866-908-9570

Emotional Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990

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5 Responses to Hurricane Harvey: How Can the RGV Help?

  1. Shelly McDonald August 28, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    Thanks for posting this list. Habitat for Humanity in Harlingen and McAllen are both accepting donations for trucks they’re trying to send north today or tomorrow, as soon as the roads are clear.

    • Anastasia
      Anastasia August 30, 2017 at 8:51 am #

      Thanks, Shelly!

  2. Elena Rashid August 29, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    Thank you for this info! I just shared with my Muslim community! God bless you!

    • Anastasia
      Anastasia August 30, 2017 at 8:51 am #

      Thank you, Elena!!!

  3. Dora Seguin August 31, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    Who is collecting for Pets? We have bags of dog food.

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