DENTON, Texas – As the remnants of Harvey continue to drift over the Texas coast, residents and would-be contractors and volunteers have plenty of resources to link them with help, as well as volunteer and other opportunities.
Here is a partial list. Keep in mind that the situation is evolving daily and some information may change or become outdated:
- To find friends and family or to register yourself as safe, visit: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/
- Anyone needing help (not a life-threatening emergency): 211
- To find a shelter, visit www.Redcross.org/shelter or call 800-RED-CROSS
- To report a missing child, contact the National Emergency Child Locator Center: 866-908-9570
- To talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm, call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
HARRIS COUNTY specific:
- Virtual Volunteer Office: readyharris.org
- Coast Guard Rescue Houston Area: 281-464-4851, *4852, *4853, *4584, *4855
- Towed Cars (Houston): 713-308-8580; www.findmytowedcar.com
- Anyone wanting to volunteer statewide: www.NVOAD.org
- Contractors: http://www.fema.gov/about-industry-liaison-program or Google “FEMA Industry”
- Independent drivers/haulers: Coyote Logistics, https://www.coyote.com/,
- 877-6-COYOTE 877-626-9683
- Group drivers/haulers: www.GSA.gov, 844-GSA-4111 (844-472-4111)
FEMA Registration: 800-621-3362/TTY: 800-462-7585; www.DisasterAssistance.gov
- FEMA local hire positions are being posted in www.USAJOBS.gov under Customer Representatives
- Anyone wanting to be a FEMA reservist: https://careers.fema.gov/reservists-program
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