Contact the Houston Northwest Chamber: (281) 440-4160

Emergency Resources - Recovering From Hurricane Harvey

Updated 9/13/2017


 


 

Dear Friends, as we send this message out, our hearts and where possible, our hands, go out to our neighbors in need. Northwest Harris County suffered great damages from Hurricane Harvey and rescue missions are still ongoing. Many of the local small businesses we love and depend on were damaged and now it is our turn to help them out. We ask your help in raising funds to assist business owners with recovery from the damages of Hurricane Harvey. Small Businesses are the backbone of our economy and we must not let them down.

Please be a part of our vital support team and help our economic community recover in Northwest Harris County. It will take a united community to revive our local economy. Please share the link below! Businesses in need and those wishing to help can send requests to ChamberInfo@HoustonNWChamber.org.

All donations will be directed to assist local businesses through the Houston Northwest Chamber Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible.

To Donate: www.youcaring.com/supportnwharris

To Apply For a Grant: If your busines was damaged by the the Hurricane Harvey, please apply for a grant by clicking here


 

DISASTER RELIEF & IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS OWNERS:

If your busines was damaged by the the Hurricane Harvey, please apply for a #SupportNWHarris grant by clicking here


Small Business Administration to Open Business Recovery Center in Houston
According to Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network Executive Director Dr. Steve Lawrence, SBDC business advisors at the center will provide business assistance to clients on a wide variety of matters designed to help small business owners re-establish their operations, overcome the effects of the disaster and plan for their future. For more information, click here.

Resource One Assisting with Loans
Resource One is participating in the SBA Disaster Recovery Program, which provides funding up to $100,000 at very favorable rates. Loan decisions can be made fairly quickly after receiving the required documentation. Please contact Richard Mikeska for additional information: Richard.Mikeska@r1cu.org or 281-720-0544.

Tax Relief
The IRS granted tax relief to affected individuals who reside or have a business in 29 counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The tax relief automatically extends the filing deadline, for certain individual and business taxpayers who have a valid extension on file, until January 31, 2018. For more information, click here.



If your business was affected and you are in need of supplies, please click the following links to see how to aquire them:



HOME-OWNERS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES


If you have a disaster-related need and want free assistance cleaning up, teams are forming and relief is on the way! Please contact one of these two charity hotlines to submit a need:
1-800-451-1954 or 1-844-965-1386



Get the latest information on the road conditions: www.harriscountyfws.org or for statewide travel information contact TxDOT: 1-800-452-9292

Please use verified resources to stay updated on the current conditions. Connect to Chamber's social media to receive the latest news: Facebook and Twitter. As a reminder, do not call 911 to report water in streets and channels, unless there is a threat to personal welfare. All non-life threatening calls should go to Harris County dispatch: 281-376-3472 to prevent overload of the system.

Vehicle Registration Changes
Texas residents in counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey will not have to worry about vehicle titling and registration requirements for the next 45 days. Governor Greg Abbott suspended certain statutes related to the enforcement of title and registration laws in the 58 counties included in the state's disaster declaration. For more information, click here.

Tax Relief
The IRS granted tax relief to affected individuals who reside or have a business in 29 counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The tax relief automatically extends the filing deadline, for certain individual and business taxpayers who have a valid extension on file, until January 31, 2018. For more information, click here.

Fuel availability
The men and women of the oil and natural gas industry are working around the clock to stabilize the fuel supply chain. As the water recedes and power is being restored, the state's fuel production and distribution system is being systematically and safely restored. For more information, click here.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

We are currently collecting data for business-to-business volunteering/assistance opportunities, so business owners, please let us know if you have a need or can provide a service for your fellow business owners. If you are a searching for a specific disaster relief opportunity to assist with right now, not necessarily business related, please visit:

VOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster): www.nvoad.org/hurricane-harvey/volunteer/
Volunteer Match: www.volunteermatch.org
Volunteer Houston: www.volunteerhouston.org
Helpers of Houston: www.helpersofhouston.com/volunteer/ 

REPORT HOW MANY HOURS YOU VOLUNTEERED: https://reportyourhours.com/

 

SHELTERS IN OUR AREA


Donations Hotline: 1-800-924-5985

American Red Cross: Families and individuals forced to evacuate their homes may seek shelter through the American Red Cross. To search for open shelters and other help available after a disaster click here.

DisasterAssistance.Gov: Do you need a place to stay? Are you a community leader looking for resources? Visit: www.disasterassistance.gov 

Coalition for the Homeless: A list of locations offering immediate emergency shelter to any homeless individuals can be found here.

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

NRG Park/Stadium
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

The following local non-profits have offered to assist in staging evacuees until they can be moved to a shelter:

Atascocita Community Church - 17271 West Lake Houston

Berry Center (Cy-Fair ISD) - 8877 Barker Cypress Rd

Champions Church of Christ - 13902 Cutten Rd

Church Project - 295 Sawdust Rd

Copperfield Church – 8350 Hwy 6 North - accepting all kinds of donations (supplies: pre-school building; monetary: main desk – ask for Barbara).

Crossway Community Church - 807 Russell Palmer Rd

Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd

First Baptist Church Tomball - FULL

Graceview Church – 25510 Tomball Pkwy

Klein Multipurpose Center - 7500 FM 2920 Spring - FULL

Lakewood United Community - 11330 Louetta Rd

Lonestar College – Cy-Fair - 9191 Barker Cypress Rd

Lonestar College Kingwood - 20000 Kingwood Dr

Lonestar College Tomball - 30555 Tomball Pkwy

Lonestar North Harris (Gym) - 2700 WW Thorne – FULL but they are still accepting people and pets in need. For a list of supplies needed, click here.

Metro Baptist Church - 13000 Jones Rd

MO Campbell Center - FULL

Old Matzke Elementary - 13102 Jones Rd - ON STANDBY

Providence Community Church - 5370 FM 1960 (Atascocita)

Royalwood Church - 7803 Uvalde Rd

Spring High School - FULL

SummerCreek - 12159 West Lake Houston

The Community of Faith Church - 1024 Pinemont Dr

Westfield High School - 16713 Ella Blvd


DISTRIBUTION CENTERS


(Temporary Volunteer Distribution Centers)

Houston Northwest Church - 19911 SH 249 - Donation Receival & Distribution ONLY

Word of God Christian Fellowship - 17920 Huffmeister Rd - Donation Receival & Distribution ONLY

 

For a complete and updated listing of 70+ Texas shelters by county, click here.
If you are a local church or school providing shelter and do not see yourself listed, please give us a call (281) 440-4160.


 

 

 

HURRICANE SAFETY AND RECOVERY RESOURCES:


 

 

HARRIS COUNTY CONTACTS:


  • Harris County Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReadyHarris/
  • Office of Emergency Management Website: www.readyharris.org 
  • Harris County’s Emergency Recovery Management Center: 713-696-1998
  • Harris County Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline: 713-274-3880
  • Harris County Pollution Control Services Department: 713-920-2831
  • Greater Houston Builders Association: www.ghba.org or 281-990-8970
  • Harris County Towed Vehicles: 713-308-8580
  • Harris County Sheriff's Office: 713-221-6000
  • Harris County Precinct 4 Constable: 281-376-3472
  • Precinct 4 Community Assistance Department: 281-353-8424
  • Harris County Evacuation Assistance Registration: 211


   

Stay Informed:

What to do if Your Car was Damaged: Resources from the DMV

FAQs about Probation, Jury Duty and Trial Post-Harvey

Waste Management Alerts

Debris Removal Guidelines

CenterPoint Energy Outage Tracker

Water Quality Updates

Help After Harvey: Resources from TX Department of Insurance

Report Flood Damage Here

School Closures

Harvey: How to File Now for Help from FEMA

Marking Yourself As Safe & Finding Loved Ones

Hilton Garden Inn Cypress Station Offers Lowered Rates to the Victims of Floods