Harvey aid in Houston: These Texas businesses and nonprofits are helping out. Here’s how you can, too.

3:35 p.m Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 Austin360 Home

According to the Houston Chronicle, Gallery Furniture is opening its Houston I-45 North location (between Tidwell and Parker) and the location in the Richmond area off Grand Parkway as shelters for families seeking refuge from Tropical Storm Harvey. 

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“Houstonians have a safe, dry place to take shelter at Gallery Furniture so if they can get here they are welcome," said owner Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale in the release.

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Pets are also welcome, and a store representative told the Chronicle that Gallery is putting out a call for kennels to house animals.


The furniture store isn’t the only Texas business that is aiding those displaced by Harvey. Many other businesses are pitching in either through material or monetary donations. Read on for a long (but not comprehensive) list of businesses that are lending a helping hand, and find out how you can donate to help Houston families, too.

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“Servcorp’s Virtual Offices can provide Texas businesses with alternate mailing addresses and phone numbers that are answered by dedicated receptionists, who route the calls as specified. For displaced businesses that require physical office space, Servcorp will also provide free access to its flexible offices or conference rooms at its Texas locations, which include the Bank of America Center and Williams Tower in Houston, and Rosewood Court and JP Morgan International Plaza in Dallas.” To use this service, email virtual@servcorp.com with your name, phone number and business address, and Servcorp will respond with further detail.” 

“To support displaced families throughout Texas, Uber is donating free rides to or from shelters in multiple cities. No action is required to receive a free ride to or from these locations—the full discount* will automatically be applied and reflected in the app when you request uberX. We are not currently operating in Houston due to danger from flooded roads. We will be donating rides to and from the George R. Brown Convention Center shelter and other Houston area shelters as soon as we are able to safely resume operations.”


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This is a constantly updated list. See something we missed? Let us know in the comments.