Flood Victims, help a phone call away
Published 8:33 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2016
By Karen Y. Stevens
My heart goes out to all those who are displaced out of their homes due to the flooding. Most of us do not like change and especially when it is thrown on us unwelcomingly. I’m sure most of the flood victims have found shelter from a friend, family, community shelter, etc. but it is not the same as having the security of your own home. You have a constant feeling of uneasiness and a lack of security. The lack of security that you can’t protect your family or that you are not in control. You don’t have your familiar, personal items, around you, that comfort you. This article is directed to those looking for help from the flood and those who want to give help. There is a local web site created for those who fall in those categories which is SETX Flood the Love.
There is also the Southeast Texas Food Bank Inc
Address: 3845 S M L King Jr Pkwy, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone :(409) 839-8777
Hours: · 8:30AM–4PM
This organization has a limited amount of clothes, food and funds that they distribute.
Orange Christian Services
Address: 2518 W Park Ave, Orange, TX 77630
Phone: (409) 886-0938
At the Red Cross, you can receive water, food, help with insurance, etc.
Address: 3901 I-10, Orange, TX 77630
Phone: (409) 883-2322
Shelter locations are opened at the following locations:
Burkeville Baptist Church
268 County Road 2092
Burkeville, Texas 75977
First Baptist Church of Kirbybille
105 North Barrow Ave
Kirbyville, Texas 75956
First United Methodist Church
Mauriceville, Texas 77626
The Red Cross is not equipped to handle a large influx of donations such as household items, clothing or food. The best and quickest way to get them to people in the area is to send them to the agencies that are most qualified and equipped to manage them.
Please take clothing, food and other things to:
The Salvation Army
1950 MLK Drive
Orange, Texas 77630
Phone: (409) 291-8400
3400 MLK Drive
Orange, Texas 77632
People can help by donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief and support disasters big and small by visitingredcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.
Bridge City Public Library is collecting the following items for the flood victims.
Drop off times are :
Mon.-Wed. 10am – 6pm, Thurs. 1pm – 7pm, and Fri. 9am – 2pm
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Razors & Shaving Cream
Shampoo & Conditioner
Bath Size Towels
Trash Bags of all sizes
Ready to eat foods
(Peanut butter crackers, cereal bars, energy bars,
all things wrapped in singles servings)
You can contact the Library at: 735-4242
All donations are greatly appreciated!
Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Customer service: 1 (800) 621-3362
Technical support: 1 (800) 745-0243
Address: 600 Morrell Blvd, Orange, TX 77630
Phone: (281) 206-4308
The Salvation Army has posted on their Facebook page, that they are feeding displaced people and the first Responders.
1960 Martin Luther King Dr.
A lot of local companies and individuals are collecting food and donating it to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the food bank. Please take advantage of these organizations since the local people, have the flood victims in mind when they are donating. Also, there is a church within blocks of each other that might not have the funds to help you, but they are always willing to pray with you, and the power of prayer can relive a lot of stress.
Karen Y. Stevens is Founder of the Orange County Christian Writers Guild