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Houston Mayor encourages Houstonians to support Hurricane Ida relief

HOUSTON– Mayor Sylvester Turner encourages Houstonians to support Hurricane Ida relief efforts. An unknown number of Louisiana residents have evacuated to Houston and need assistance.

The City is partnering with National Association of Christian Churches (NACC), The Kroger Co., and Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale (Mattress Mack) to assist evacuees.

Monday, August 30, NACC opened its doors for more than 120 evacuees from Louisiana and is providing hot meals, shower facilities, a change of clothes and toiletries.

According to the press release, the shelter follows all health and safety protocols with social distancing and provides face masks and sanitizer for families and individuals. Volunteers and NACC staff members will remain ready to assist our Louisiana guests with immediate needs and shelter for the next several days. To volunteer or donate supplies, please call NACC Disaster Services at (832) 626-7111.

Kroger has launched a relief drive in more than 100 Greater Houston and Louisiana stores to support the communities and families affected by Hurricane Ida. Customers can donate a bag of non-perishable, ready-to-eat foods for $6 at checkout. The bags will contain staples such as tuna, peanut butter, oatmeal, and apple juice. The bags will go directly to NOLA to support families in need.

“Houstonians have a heart for helping others in their time of need. I thank everyone who is working to organize relief efforts in Houston or ship supplies to Louisiana,” said Mayor Turner said. “By working together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of others.”

Kroger, Gallery Furniture and the City of Houston will distribute trailers of food and water to the community, with banners emblazoned with the phrase “We Are Here for You”, a message of support to a community in recovery.

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