Houston Furniture Bank Service Update – October 2018

Houston Furniture Bank’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue with two new assistance programs.

Since Hurricane Harvey struck the Houston area, Houston Furniture Bank has been providing furniture essentials for individuals and families that were devastated by the storm and the subsequent flooding.  This assistance began thanks to the generous donations of individuals and businesses from around our community and from around the country.  Houston Furniture Bank has provided aid for more than 2,000 families affected by the storm, helping to get their homes and lives back on track.

This aid for families will continue with grants provided by the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the American Red Cross.  The funding from these grants allows for new furniture to be purchased and provided to families who are still trying to rebuild and recover.  The implementation of these programs has begun – we continue to see how many families still need help with the number of applications that come in every day.  Houston Furniture Bank expects to provide aid to another 1,500 families thanks to these generous grants.

Families to receive furniture will be selected by partner agencies and referred to Houston Furniture Bank by a caseworker. Families in need of aid can contact the United Way of Greater Houston Helpline at 211 to find an area agency or nonprofit providing assistance to families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Once they have gone through the intake process with that agency or nonprofit, they can be referred to Houston Furniture Bank for furniture distribution assistance.

For more information about Houston Furniture Bank programs and services, please call (713) 842-9771 or write to info@houstonfurniturebank.org.

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