United Way of Texas has an assistance hotline for individuals in need in the storm-affected areas. Call 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905. A representative is standing by to answer questions and help callers find the assistance needed. Employees should state their specific need, (i.e., clothing, shelter, food, clean up, etc.), and they will be directed to the appropriate community partner agency.
All United Way food pantries in the Greater Houston area are open. Call 2-2-1 to get information regarding the locations and hours of service.
If assistance is needed with medications, call 512-439-0700 to reach a pharmacy outlet in Austin for help get essential medications refilled.
United Way has stressed the importance of proper handling of storm debris. All debris should be moved to the curb and placed in the following manner:
- heavy trees, vegetation leaves in one pile
- building material, dry wall, furniture, mattresses in one area
- food should be removed from all appliances, remove or secure appliance doors
Click the link below to access a free “After the Storm” resource guide: