Watershed is taking a moment to redirect their efforts away from vodka, gin, bourbon, and food this weekend to provide aid for those ransacked by Hurricane Harvey.
And they need your help.
Their plan is to drive their box truck all the way down to Huston on Tuesday, September 5, to deliver desperately needed supplies to the flood victims. But they are only able to fill half of the truck. That’s where you come in.
Please bring non-perishable donations to Watershed Kitchen & Bar at 1145 Chesapeake Avenue STE D from 7am-8pm today and from noon-8pm on Saturday.
If we can fill more than the whole truck, we’ll rent a second truck, and if we fill that, well we got ourselves a convoy,” said Chris Manis of Watershed. “We welcome individuals and fellow businesses in our community to drop off whatever you can manage.
To coordinate large deliveries, please contact [email protected]
Here is a list of items those affected need most:
- Non-perishable food items
- Cases of water
- Sledge hammers
- Large black garbage bags
- Flashlights with batteries
- Diapers, disposable baby wipes and hand wipes
- Infant, child and adult clothing
- All bathroom and groom supplies
- Toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, Clorox wipes
- Hand sanitizer and body cleansing wipes
- Razorblades, knives, work gloves, cleaning supplies, brooms, shovels
- Human and dog vests
- Gas gift cards
- Sealed dry storage containers
- First aid kits (Neosporin, bandages, gauze, medical tape, hydrogen peroxide, buffered aspirin)
- Strong flashlights with extra batteries
- Duct tape, scotch tape, and zip ties
- Collars and leashes
- Plastic sleeves for papers
- Puppy pads and/or newspapers
- Pool noodles
- Puppy and kitten milk
Watershed Kitchen & Bar will keep its regular hours of 4-11:49pm today and tomorrow so all are welcome to come in for a cocktail after donating.
If you can’t bring in donations, here’s a list of organizations to donate to per NPR
The Greater Houston Community Foundation: Connects donors with a network of nonprofits
GlobalGiving: Donations will be used first for immediate needs of food, water, and shelter and then transition to long-term recovery efforts
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy: “Investing well rather than investing quickly, addressing the greatest needs and gaps in funding that may be yet to emerge”
GoFundMe: Gathers the campaigns on its platform related to Harvey
The Salvation Army: Provides food and water to first responders
Send Relief and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief: On-the-ground relief work
Samaritan’s Purse: Harvey disaster relief for the coming months