Release date: August 28, 2017
Release Number: R6-17-018
DENTON, Texas – As the remnants of Harvey continue to drift over the Texas coast, residents and would-be contractors and volunteers have plenty of resources to link them with help, as well as volunteer and other opportunities.
Here is a partial list. Keep in mind that the situation is evolving daily and some information may change or become outdated:
To find friends and family or to register yourself as safe, visit: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/
Anyone needing help (not a life-threatening emergency): 211
To find a shelter, visit www.Redcross.org/shelter or call 800-RED-CROSS
To report a missing child, contact the National Emergency Child Locator Center: 866-908-9570
To talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm, call the Disaster
Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
HARRIS COUNTY specific:
Virtual Volunteer Office: readyharris.org
Coast Guard Rescue Houston Area: 281-464-4851, *4852, *4853, *4584, *4855
Towed Cars (Houston): 713-308-8580; www.findmytowedcar.com
Anyone wanting to volunteer statewide: www.NVOAD.org
Contractors: http://www.fema.gov/about-industry-liaison-program or Google “FEMA Industry”
Independent drivers/haulers: Coyote Logistics, https://www.coyote.com/,
Group drivers/haulers: www.GSA.gov, 844-GSA-4111 (844-472-4111)
FEMA Registration: 800-621-3362/TTY: 800-462-7585; www.DisasterAssistance.gov
FEMA local hire positions are being posted in www.USAJOBS.gov under Customer Representatives
Anyone wanting to be a FEMA reservist: https://careers.fema.gov/reservists-program
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August 29, 2017 – 13:40