Mayor Don Walters Announces Donation Drop-Off Locations for Humble, Texas Hurricane Victims
On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, City of Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters announced drop-off locations for donations that will be sent to flood victims of Hurricane Harvey in Humble Texas.
The relief effort is a collaboration between the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Continuing Healthcare of Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, GOJO Industries, Riverfront YMCA, U-Haul Moving & Storage of Cuyahoga Falls, and Western Reserve Hospital. The collection will run from Tuesday, September 5 through Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
“The City of Cuyahoga Falls and our partners are proud to adopt the City of Humble, Texas to help bring relief aid for the hurricane victims. Humble has been devastated by the storm, and I have been in communication with Humble Mayor Merle Aaron to assess their needs,” stated Mayor Walters. “Mayor Aaron is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and help from our community. I am incredibly proud of our community partners, businesses, and residents as we come together to help our fellow American citizens in their time of need.”
“Helping others is what we do at Western Reserve Hospital, and we are extremely proud to partner with Mayor Walters and the City of Cuyahoga Falls in responding to the needs of Hurricane Harvey victims,” said Dr. Robert Kent, president and CEO, Western Reserve Hospital. “By bringing together a number of local organizations to aid in this effort, together, our collective resources will make a greater impact during this trying time.”
GOJO Industries, in addition to working closely with its long-term community partner, the American Red Cross, will also donate PURELL® Hand Sanitizer for the hurricane victims in Humble, Texas. “All of us at GOJO send our heartfelt thoughts and sincere concern for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Joe Kanfer, Chairman and CEO, GOJO. “With limited clean water available in the disaster areas, having access to alcohol-based hand sanitizers is critical. We appreciate both the Mayor’s efforts and the American Red Cross’s efforts to ensure PURELL® Hand Sanitizer is available to meet this critical public health need. American Red Cross warehouses across the country are stocked with PURELL® products for the disaster relief efforts and we will keep the warehouses fully stocked. We are dedicated to improving public health and it is in these moments where access to safe and effective hygiene, like alcohol-based hand sanitizers, can make a difference in helping keep people healthy and well.”
- Cuyahoga Falls City Hall, 2310 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. Donations may be dropped off at a U-Haul truck that will be located in the back parking lot adjacent to the Natatorium, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday), and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday).
- Continuing Healthcare Of Cuyahoga Falls, LLC, 300 East Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Donations will be collected daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Riverfront YMCA, 544 Broad Boulevard, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. Drop-offs may be made 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday), 7:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m. (Friday), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(Saturday), and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Sunday).
The following items are in need (please note that clothing and water are not needed at this time):
- CLEANING TOOLS (sponges, mops, brushes, rubber gloves, surgical masks, rags, etc.)
- CLEANING ITEMS (Lysol, bleach, mold removal products, etc.)
- PAPER PRODUCTS (trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.)
- MISCELLANEOUS (hand sanitizer, bug repellent, first aid supplies, Wet Wipes, batteries, etc.)
- PERSONAL ITEMS (soap, feminine hygiene, tooth brushes, toothpaste, etc.)
- PET ITEMS (dog food, cat food, etc.)
- NON PERISHABLE FOOD (cans, can openers, peanut butter, etc.)
Monetary donations (checks only) are tax-deductible and may be dropped off at the collection site or mailed directly to: Humble Area Assistance Ministries, 1302 First Street East, Humble, TX 77338. For questions regarding monetary donations, please contact (281) 446-3663.
Additionally, Cuyahoga Falls and Woodridge elementary students will be writing cards to send to the students of Humble on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Any students who wish to send cards to Humble may do so by dropping off a card to the designated box that is located in the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. They will be mailed to Humble, Texas by Mayor Walters. Students from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy will also be donating requested items.
On Wednesday, September 13, the U-Haul will depart City Hall with the donations for residents of Humble, Texas. The items will be delivered to a Humble City Fire Department where they will be sorted and sent to a distribution center where residents will receive the donations.
For more information, please contact Kelli Crawford-Smith at [email protected].