During this whirlwind of a storm that just won’t seem to stop, H-E-B has emerged at the forefront of the relief efforts, delivering literal tons of supplies to the battered cities along the coast and feeding thousands of evacuees at shelters around the state.
The social media love for this San Antonio-based grocer has been strong, with hundreds of people tweeting and sharing memes on Facebook about H-E-B coming to Texans’ rescue when they need them most.
Convoy of @HEB disaster relief trucks staged near Goliad, TX today. #Harvey@NBCDFWpic.twitter.com/rOfCnUF0JX
— Brian Curtis (@BrianCurtisNBC5) August 28, 2017
So far, they’ve donated more than $1 million in disaster relief in the forms of free meals, food bank donations and financial commitments.
Here’s a breakdown, by the numbers, of some of that assistance:62,000: Cases of water distributed so far (39 truckloads)45,000: Bags of ice distributed so far (12 truck loads)15: Shelters in Central Texas alone are receiving supplies from H-E-B2,500: Meals per hour that H-E-B can serve from its 45-foot-long mobile kitchens400: Meals Central Market served to shelters in Dallas this week100: H-E-B partners who volunteered at the San Antonio food bank last weekend
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If you want to find out the latest on H-E-B’s disaster efforts, as well as store closures and where to find assistance if you need it, follow @ HEBprepared on Twitter.
Here are some of our favorite H-E-B love tweets from the past few days:
Y'all HEB out here doing the MOST for #HurricaneHarvey your grocery store would never pic.twitter.com/c5TLbf02ye
— Joelle Nagy (@JoelleColleen) August 29, 2017
This is why Texans have such a fierce love for @HEB ?? – they are part of the Hurricane Harvey aid response https://t.co/J5paZkM4ek
— Katherine L. Unmuth (@kunmuth) August 27, 2017