Help Provide Assistance for Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey

As we keep the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts, many are wondering how they can help.  To assist the community, your Stone Oak POA will serve as a donation site. 

Items collected will be delivered to the San Antonio Food Bank and The Animal Defense League. 

The Stone Oak POA office at 19210 Huebner Road, Suite 100, will accept items during regular office hours (Mon-Thurs 8AM-5PM & Fri 8AM-4PM; please note, they cannot be responsible for items left unattended outside office hours). 

The following items will be accepted in the POA office through October 31st: 

- Non-perishable food - baby food - diapers 

 

- Hygiene items - water - Flashlights & batteries 

 

- New or packaged clothing – all sizes and types (NO USED CLOTHING ACCEPTED – per guidelines) 

 

- Unscented baby wipes - Pet Crates/pop-up kennels 

 

- New towels & flat sheets (for use with animals) 

 

While monetary donations may be the most helpful, their office is unable to accept 

cash, gift cards, or other monetary donations.  If your preference is to make a monetary donation,  DON’T give cash to just anyone - research your choice online, and be sure to give to a reputable charity. 

(Some suggestions are listed on the reverse of this page.) 

 

Don’t forget- Donation & Dumping Day is 

Saturday, September 23rd from 8AM-1PM 

 

Donations of the above stated items will be accepted at that time as well 

Of special note: the POA office has had contact with some Red Cross shelter volunteers who mentioned evacuees are also asking for other items. The list above is based upon guidelines presented to them by the San Antonio Food Bank (who is handling all distribution of food and items to area shelters) and The Animal Defense League. Their shelter volunteer contacts tell them evacuees are asking for port-a-cribs, strollers, books for teens or adults, games, duffle bags / reusable shopping bags / suitcases, pillow cases, shoes, and children’s blankets (new preferred). An especially high need is larger plus-size adult clothing with elastic waistbands. Although these items are not mentioned above, they will accept them. 

Also- some specific hygiene items in rare supply have been requested by evacuees at shelters: contact solution, denture adhesive, nail clippers, and adult sanitary supplies. Anything you use on a daily basis, these people have had to leave behind. Imagine what you would need to get through your day, and its donation would truly be appreciated. 

If you are looking to provide a monetary donation, below are some suggestions of organizations mobilizing during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey- these are just a few of the many fine organizations working to assist our fellow Texans. 

 

 The San Antonio Food Bank 

 

You can make a monetary donation at www.safoodbank.org, by phone by calling 210-431-8473, or by mail to San Antonio Food Bank, 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227-2209. Material donations of the following will be accepted: nonperishable food, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights and batteries, hygiene items, and NEW or packaged clothing (NO USED ITEMS) 

 

 The American Red Cross 

 

The American Red Cross is urging people to make a minimum donation of $10. If everyone you know gave $10, think how many people could be given assistance. Monetary donations are accepted at www.redcross.org, or you can text HARVEY to 90999, or call 1-800-Red-Cross. Volunteers are also desperately needed. 

 

The Salvation Army 

 

The Disaster Services Division of The Salvation Army has been on hand supplying “physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors, relief workers, and first responders.” Even after disaster efforts are over, they remain in impacted communities supporting long-term assistance to those in need. Make a monetary donation at www.give.salvationarmyusa.org. You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or mail a check, made payable to “The Salvation Army,” and clearly marked “Hurricane Harvey,” to The Salvation Army Southern Territory Office, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301. 

 

Catholic Charities of San Antonio 

 

100% of monetary donations made to the Catholic Charities of San Antonio Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on their website, www.ccaosa.ejoinme.org/HHRelief, will go to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. They are also in need of diapers, blankets, clothing, bottled water, unused pillows, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and non-perishable food items. Call 210-222-1294 for drop off location 

 

The Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL) 

 

Help those who can’t help themselves. The ADL urgently needs fosters as they work to assist other Texas shelters affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as pets left behind during the storm. In addition, they are in need of crates, flat sheets, towels, non-scented baby wipes, pet toys and pet food. Visit www.adltexas.org to make a donation or sign-up to foster. Call 210-655-1481 for more information. 

 

 

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. 

 

Thousands of wild animals have been affected by the storm as well. High winds and rain has led to an increased number of animals in need of rescue. These animals are being received around-the-clock. Call 830-336-2725 or visit www.wildlife-rescue.org to donate. 

 

 

Animal Care Services (ACS) 

 

 

As the city continues to take in evacuees’ pets, animal shelters have sent out a plea for blankets, crates, towels, pet food, and newspapers. Donations can be dropped at their main campus located at 4710 State Highway 151, or monetary donations can be made on their website at www.SanAntonio.gov/Animal-Care/How-You-Can-Help/Donate-Give-Back, and a shelter wish list can be found there as well. Call 210-207-4738 for more information.