It’s been a long week for our friends in Texas. The good news is that there are many different ways we can help or if you’re in Texas, get help.
If you need help:
If you need water:
Natural Grocers will be providing free filtered water through Feb. 23. The company says to fill up on free water, customers will need to provide their own jugs or bottles and select stores will have an assortment for purchase. Then, customers will take their filled receptacle to the register. The first five gallons are free, any additional gallons will be 25 cents each. Click here to find your closest Natural Grocers store.
Late Wednesday afternoon, city officials announced four Fort Worth fire stations were open to distribute water:
- Station 9, 2575 Polaris Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76137
- Station 31, 4209 Longstraw Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76137
- Station 37, 4721 Ray White Road, Keller, TX 76248
- Station 38, 13280 Park Vista Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76248
Residents can also pick up water at this school location:
- Trinity Springs Middle School (Keller ISD), 3350 Keller Hicks Road, Fort Worth, TX 76244.
Starting Thursday, distribution will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue as long as supplies last.
If you want to help:
- Monetary donations to purchase food, blankets, water and supplies being accepted at Literacy Achieves
- The warming center at Conrad needs volunteers. Sign up here.
- The Family Place: Yesterday a pipe at their emergency shelter burst and they have had to move 52 women and 71 children from the shelter to a new, offsite location. To support these housing efforts and repairs, donate here.
- The Buckner Children and Family Center is taking monetary donations to purchase food, blankets, water and supplies here.
- The Jubilee Park and Community Center is looking for blankets, non-perishable items and money to purchase items for neighbors. Monetary donations to purchase food, blankets, water and supplies can be made here. Contact: Marissa Castro-Mikoy (214-455-4679)
- United to Learn is collecting donations to help purchase food, blankets, coats, etc. for Dallas ISD students and families impacted by the recent snowstorm. You can support their efforts by donating here.
- Austin Street Center is requesting donations of sweatpants, hoodies and long sleeve shirts for men and women, sizes L-4X. Its clients also need thick gloves, boots (all sizes), and coats (sizes 3XL and up). Donations can be dropped off Sun-Sat, 9-5 pm at 2929 Hickory Street. You can support their efforts by donating here.
- The Bridge Homeless Resource Center has a list of winter weather needs for their clients updated on their amazon wish list that you can purchase and have shipped straight to the Center. Go to the link to support.