Here's a list of local opportunities for donations and volunteers to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Drop off/ship items to:
10450 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport, LA 71106
(Please drop off items during business hours, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Or, drop off at C.E. Byrd High School:
3201 Line Ave, Shreveport, LA 71104
Shop our Amazon Wishlist created for those displaced by the hurricane here: http://a.co/dIdI390
Items requested include:
• Chew tubes
• Weighted vests or blankets
• Sensory toys (squeeze or fidget toys, sensory balls)
• Plastic animals
• Board books with sound
• Thomas & Friends or Thomas the Tank Engine trains
• Noise cancelling headphones or ear buds
• Power banks/portable backup battery chargers
• Drawing supplies (crayons, colored pencils, coloring books)
• Play dough
• Play tents to create a dark space to calm over-stimulation
• Anything that plays music
• Adult diapers and pull-ups
• Larger sized elastic waist shorts and T-shirts
• Socks (tube or compression)
• Duffle bags or backpacks
• Essential oils
• Gluten-free packaged, non-perishable foods
• Battery-powered sound machines
• Baby wipes
For questions, please contact the leader of the group, Susan Reeks, by calling (318) 455-8558 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food donations are being accepted at at all Ivan Smith Furniture locations, as well as Super 1 Foods and Brookshire's locations across the Ark-La-Tex, not just Shreveport-Bossier.
The Food Bank is also in need of monetary donations to help with the transportation costs to Beaumont. In the past, their transportation costs have been between $650 and $1000 to southeast Texas. The Food Bank is sending full truckloads (22 pallets) of bottled water and MRE’s starting next week. Financial donations will allow them to transport more goods into Beaumont.
Porter’s Dry Cleaners has set up a (new) Sock and Underwear Drive at their locations, as well.