Thursday, August 31st, 2017
How to help
By Sydney Albert
Local residents wanting to contribute to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can consider the following:
• The Civil Air Patrol, Celina Squadron OH-231, is looking for donated items. Items include but are not limited to cases of water, canned food, infant formula, diapers and non-perishable food. Members also will take cash donations. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Local Catholic churches will collect donated items and money to send to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, which will ship donations to the affected area.
• People can donate money through redcross.org.
• People can donate money through unitedway.org or go to the website of the following United Way branches:
United Way of Brazoria County in Angleton, Texas; United Way of Central Texas; United Way of the Coastal Bend in Corpus Christi, Texas; United Way of Galveston; United Way of Greater Austin; United Way of Greater Houston; United Way of Metropolitan Dallas; United Way of Orange County; United Way of Southwest Louisiana; United Way of Williamson County and Victoria County United Way.
Note: Other charitable organizations collecting donations should email information today to email@example.com. The Daily Standard will publish and/or post the information on dailystandard.com and The Daily Standard Facebook page.
Church accepting donations
The Grand Lake United Methodist Committee on Relief is accepting monetary and other donations to respond to the needs of communities and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Checks may be made out to Grand Lake UMC, and committee members ask donors to note "Hurricane Harvey" on the memo line. The church will forward the donations through the conference to Texas.
Grand Lake UMC is also accepting donations for emergency clean-up buckets. Buckets and a list of needed items are available at the Connection Center at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina, or at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Residents may fill the buckets with needed items and return them by Sept. 17.
UMCOR will truck the buckets to Texas on Sept. 22.