“06880” readers have reacted quickly to Adam Goldberg’s request for Hurricane Harvey help.
The Westporter is organizing a truckload of relief efforts for victims. He’s also donating the 30-foot truck itself, once it arrives in Texas.
Workers in Houston say that right now, the most needed items are:
- Backpacks filled with school supplies
- Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)
- New underwear and socks (for all ages)
- Non-perishable foods
- Cleaning supplies and scrub brushes.
People who have already told Goldberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) that they’ll bring clothing to the collection point (Imperial Avenue parking lot this Saturday, September 9, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) should still do so.
But, Goldberg says, the items above are desperately needed too.
He’s gratified by the response so far.
Including the lemonade stand he saw last weekend. Children used his flyer to solicit donations.
He has no idea who they were. But — like Goldberg, and many other Westporters — they were doing whatever they can to help.