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 Keep in mind that the situation is evolving daily and some information may change or become outdated: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:
Anyone needing help (not a life-threatening emergency): 211

To find a shelter, visit 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, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.


Virtual Volunteer Office:

Coast Guard Rescue Houston Area: 281-464-4851, *4852, *4853, *4584, *4855

Towed Cars (Houston): 713-308-8580;


Anyone wanting to volunteer statewide:


Contractors: or Google “FEMA Industry”

Independent drivers/haulers: Coyote Logistics,,
877-6-COYOTE 877-626-9683

Group drivers/haulers:, 844-GSA-4111 (844-472-4111)

FEMA Registration: 800-621-3362/TTY: 800-462-7585;

FEMA local hire positions are being posted in under Customer Representatives

Anyone wanting to be a FEMA reservist:

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Last Updated:
August 29, 2017 – 13:40


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