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Flood Victim’s Assistance and Outreach

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FORT BEND COUNTY
FLOOD VICTIMS ASSISTANCE & OUTREACH

Local Businesses Impacted by Flooding:
Please notify the Central Fort Bend Chamber office at 281-342-5464 or cfbca@cfbca.org if your business or one that you know needs assistance due to direct flooding impact. Please provide details on name, location and specific flood-related needs of the business. Staff and Chamber members are anxious to provide support to those impacted by the area flooding. Additionally, the Central Fort Bend Chamber has information on SBA Federal Disaster loans for Business through the U.S. Small Business Association.

LCISD Common Threads:
Lamar Consolidated ISD’s Common Threads announced it’s working with the Red Cross to accept donations for families in the areas affected by the Brazos River flooding. Due to the current situation, Common Threads is currently accepting donations of clothing for babies through adults. In addition to clothing, they are also accepting toiletries.
Residents, churches, businesses and groups interested in helping the cause can contact Jill Davis at jdubin@lcisd.org or 832-223-0342.

Donations may be dropped off at any of the following locations:

Common Threads (at Jane Long Elementary)
710 Houston Street, Richmond 77469

Gingerbread Academy
814 FM 2977, Richmond, 77469

Central Fort Bend Chamber
4120 Avenue H, Rosenberg 77471

For more information visit the Common Threads website: www.lcisd.org/departments/health-services/common-threads

AMERICAN RED CROSS: The American Red Cross has opened additional shelters to aid those impacted by severe rain and flooding throughout the Greater Houston area. They are requesting assistance through cash donations and volunteers.

Fort Bend County Shelter:
First Baptist Church, 502 S. 5th St, Richmond, TX, 77469
This shelter will be open 24 hours a day, providing a warm, dry place to stay, food and emotional support for area residents who are not able to remain at their homes due to storms and flooding.

FOR HELP: Those with flood-related needs are urged to call the American Red Cross at 1-866-526-8300.

PETS: The SPCA has partnered with the American Red Cross to help the pets of those seeking shelter. The SPCA will provide a Pet Setup for the pet of an owner who seeks shelter at an American Red Cross shelter. A setup includes a cage kennel, food and water bowls, and pet food. Thanks to the SPCA, dogs and cats are welcome at American Red Cross Shelters.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Volunteers are greatly needed to staff shelters as well as distribute food and provide other services to Houston residents impacted by the floods. Training will be provided on site. Anyone interested in assisting this way is encouraged to go to redcross.org/volunteer.

TO DONATE: The Texas Gulf Coast-and especially the Greater Houston area-has been hard hit by flooding in recent months. Donations are valued so the Red Cross can continue to offer services to those in need. If you wish to donate to flood relief, please go to redcross.org/donate.

Please stay safe, stay dry and follow the directions of all road closures as these are changing with each hour. You can obtain up to the minute flood impact information at www.fbcoem.org.

Central Fort Bend Chamber
4120 Avenue H, Rosenberg, TX 77471 | 281-342-5464 | www.cfbca.org