We’ve all seen Nature’s fury descend on the Gulf Coast, pouring the equivalent of the Chesapeake Bay on Texas. We’ve also seen the best in humanity as neighbor helps neighbor through the crisis.
I’ve watched my old high school friends struggle through it all with extraordinary American spirit. Many here in Southern Maryland want to help. Some are organizing, but most don’t know how they can.
The people on the scene know what they need so I reached out to Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, who represents part of the affected area. Senator Taylor has given me a list of charities in his District that need our help.
I encourage you to take the below list to your community groups, church, or fraternal organizations and connect directly. Every dollar counts.
Thank you for your support. We stand with Texas.
Senator Steve Waugh
Somebody Cares is partnering with churches in the greater Houston area to provide ongoing relief for victims. Right now they are feeding thousands of folks in Friendswood, Pearland, Brazoria County, and Galveston County and will continue their work after the Red Cross, Salvation Army, FEMA, etc. leave.
Contact: Rick Torrison, 832-512-7421
Kidz Harbor is a children’s shelter that our office works with frequently. They lost all of their furniture in the flooding, and will need to replace beds, couches, washers and dryers, etc. They would be an excellent partner to work with.
Contact: Sharon Beard, email@example.com, 281-581-2505
The Pearland Neighborhood Center provides a variety of services to local families (rent assistance, food bank, GED scholarships, etc.) They have a short term need for bug spray, sunscreen, bleach, Gatorade, baby wipes and trash bags, but the anticipation is that the needs of the community will drastically increase in the coming weeks and months.
Contact: Naomi Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-485-1987