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Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston

Houston and the surrounding areas are coping with the after-effects of Hurricane Harvey.  This reminds us of how vulnerable parts of our population are and how they need our help. Houston’s homeless population grew by tens of thousands overnight, and it will take a long time to build the way back. As Harvey was storming through Texas, HomeAid Houston immediately began surveying all of the agencies it has served in the past 14 years, to determine if there were any repair needs.  The result was their "Roofs Over Houston's Homeless" initiative (see flier below) that is now underway.  

In an effort to continue supporting those of you affected by Hurricane Harvey, we also want to provide the following information regarding resources available as we begin the recovery process.  Please also feel free to share this with anyone you know who may need assistance.
·         For information on shelters and help with basic needs such as food and clothing - American Red Cross,<ttp://> or 1-800-RED-CROSS<tel:1-800-RED-CROSS
·         For information on assistance from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) -<> or 1-800-621-3362<tel:1-800-621-3362>
In order to apply for federal assistance, please have the following available:

 *   social security number
 *   address of damaged home or apartment
 *   description of the damage
 *   information about insurance coverage
 *   telephone number
 *   mailing address
 *   bank account and routing number for direct deposit of funds

Chapter Spotlight

HomeAid Launches 18th Chapter in the Nation with the HBA of Greater Austin

HomeAid has established a new chapter to alleviate homelessness in Travis County. With over 7,000 people experiecning homelessness over the course of a year in the area, HomeAid Austin will work with the local home building industry to develop, build and maintain housing for nonprofits serving the homeless. 

Donor Spotlight

Sherwin-Williams Joins HomeAid in Effort to Fight Homelessness in America

HomeAid announces a partnership with Sherwin-Williams, a national leader in the paints and coatings industry. Sherwin-Williams will join HomeAid as a Gold Level Partner and Mike Robidoux, Vice President of National Accounts will join HomeAid's Board of Directors.

Community Outreach Spotlight

HomeAid Atlanta Hosts Record-breaking Essentials Drive with 200,000 Items Collected

HomeAid Atlanta distributed $35,000 worth of essential items to benefit 25 metro area nonprofits serving homeless families.   More than 40 Atlanta businesses and organizations, plus hundreds of individuals, participated in the drive, with over 60 locations serving as drop-off locations to the public.