Tropical Storm Imelda Disaster Recovery Assistance

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Recovery from catastrophes like Tropical Storm Imelda will take years. We need your help to recover from this disaster and continue to serve the faithful of the Archdiocese and those in need in the greater community. Thank you for your prayers and your generosity. 

Give to the Archdiocesan Flood Relief Fund


Recovery Resources

  • Call 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 to reach the Texas/United Way Helpline or visit United Way or www.211Texas.org to connect to recovery resources and assistance agencies. 
  • Call 713-274-3880 to report debris to the Harris County Debris hotline for unincorporated Harris County.
  • Call 3-1-1 City of Houston helpline to report debris inside the City of Houston.
  • Report a flooded home to the Harris County Flood Control District hotline at 346-286-4000.
  • Report any hazardous materials or contaminants to Harris County Pollution Control at 713-920-2831.
  • For food pantry assistance, call Houston Food Bank at 832-369-9390. Click Here to find a local food pantry.
  • Find shelter information in Harris County at ReadyHarris.org. For shelter and food assistance in Montgomery County, visit McTXOEM.org
  • Find a towed car at findmytowedcar.com.
  • Call Lone Star Legal Aid Disaster Hotline for disaster legal assistance at 866-659-0666.
  • Crisis Clean Up Help - Crisis Clean Up may be available in your community. If you need assistance with mucking and gutting your home, call 1-800-451-1954 to register your home for volunteer support.
  • Immigrant Assistance - Immigrant survivors can visit this link for information on immigrant eligibility for disaster relief programs, list of non-English/culturally-specific media, common legal needs after a disaster, and more.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston 

Website - General Phone:  713-526-4611; Disaster Recovery Hotline: 713-874-6664

During normal business hours, individuals in need of disaster recovery assistance due to recent flooding, should contact our Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Hotline: 713-874-6664. A Disaster Case Manager will contact you within 48 hours to conduct an intake and assessment and provide access to basic needs, food and disaster case management by appointment.

The following locations provide food assistance. Please call for more information. Click here for a list upcoming Catholic Charities food fairs.

  • Mamie George Community Center - Fort Bend County
    1111 Collins Rd., Richmond, TX,
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Website - Phone: 281-202-6200
  • Catholic Charities Guadalupe Center - Near Downtown Houston
    326 South Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas 77003
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Phone: 713-227-9981
  • Catholic Charities Beacon of Hope Center - Galveston Island
    4700 Broadway, St. F-103, Galveston TX,
    10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    409-762-2064

About Catholic Charities’ Disaster Recovery Program
Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston provides response coordination and short-term and long-term recovery services to individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes, floods and other catastrophes. No matter what storm comes our way, Catholic Charities will be here for the long term to help our community rebuild and recover.

For more information about volunteer with Catholic Charities, click here or contact Volunteer Coordinator Fidel Rassu at frassu@catholiccharities.org or 713-874-6563.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Website - Phone: 713-741-8234, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

When disaster strikes, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul steps in to help individuals and families recover from what can sometimes be a devastating and life-altering loss. The Society provides help with basic needs such as water, food, clothing, and furniture via the 58 parish-based Societies throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.  If you were affected by Tropical Storm Imelda, we can help: call at 713-741-8234.

The Vincentian Services Center holds a food fair the first, third and fourth Saturday every month. The next three food fairs are held from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19.

  • Vincentian Services Center
    6654 Gulf Freeway
    Houston, TX 77087

Assistance for clothing, furniture and financial needs are available at the 58 parish-based Societies throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. To find one near you, call at 713-741-8234. 

To volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, click here or contact Patrice St. Pe' at patrice.st.pe@svdphouston.org or 713-434-6588. 

San José Clinic

WebsitePhone: 713-228-9411

  • San José Clinic
    2615 Fannin Street
    Houston, Texas 77002
    Phone: 713-228-9411

San José Clinic is dedicated to providing patients a quality and compassionate healthcare home. Eligible clinic patients are able to receive medical, dental, laboratory and pharmacy services all in one convenient setting. The Clinic is available to those who live within Harris County as well as surrounding counties, servicing more than 200 zip codes.

Because of Tropical Storm Imelda, assistance  may be provided to those in the community in need of healthcare services and replacement prescriptions due to the flooding. Call 713-228-9411 for more information.

To volunteer with San José Clinic, click here or call 713-228-9413 or email volunteer@sanjoseclinic.org. 

 


From the Texas Catholic Herald

Read the latest stories about Tropical Storm Imelda's impacts across the Archdiocese and beyond.

Sept. 20 - Kingwood parish keeps 'unshakable' faith after Imelda hits Houston, Beaumont
Oct. 1 - After Imelda, school bells signal Kingwood's St. Martha School return to class as Archdiocese relief efforts continue
Oct. 2 - ‘Washed away’: Imelda stirs up painful memories of Harvey after Huffman parish floods again

  

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