When Texans are hurting, we pull together, and here you will find the latest information about donation sites, shelters and other information to help Harvey victims locally and in South Texas.

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Sept. 3:

12:10 p.m. - (From the Lufkin Hurricane Relief team) The Hampton and Hotel quad off of 59 needs both men's and women's deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, formula and diapers (sizes newborn, one and two). Currently, there are 1,000 evacuees at the location and 300 open rooms (FEMA accepted at Quality Inn and Comfort Suites, not Holiday Inn or Hampton).

Sept. 2:

"Well Kneaded" Massage Therapy on 2633 Bill Owens Pkwy in Longview is taking donations Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5. Items like food, water, clothes, toiletries and money are welcome. On Wednesday through Friday, September 6 through 8, half of the profits made from massages booked on these days will be donated to families in need. For any questions or to donate any other times, call or text 903-220-2421.

Sept. 1:

9:55 p.m. - Help us "Stock the Trailer"!!!! The Nacogdoches County FFA chapters are joining forces to collect shavings, square hay bales, mosquito & fly spray, feed, vet wrap and anything else that we can get our hands on!!! So many of our Area IX FFA chapters and their livestock projects have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

5:15 p.m. - Dakotas in Tyler wants to help with the Hurricane Harvey disaster and they are asking for donations of pillows, blankets, and mosquito repellant to be dropped off! We are teaming up with Keller Williams, they will be taking these donations straight to the sites that are in most desperate need! Please help out by dropping any of these items off at Dakotas on 4803 Old Bullard Rd #1, Tyler, TX 75703! We appreciate your help!

12:15 p.m. - Camp Davis Stone and Grass is donating $10 of every pallet of rocks purchased to Hurricane Harvey relief during the month of Sept. Visit their Facebook page for details.

12 p.m. - Mineola ISD students collected change to help with hurricane relief efforts and will present the check to American Red Cross Director Tammy Prater at tonight's game. Fans are encouraged to donate at the gate and throughout the game during the Pass The Helmet event during the game.

10 a.m. - Twenty-five nurses from across northeast Texas are leaving for Beaumont to assist in relief efforts. These nurses come from Sulphur Sprngs, Jacksonville, Winnsboro, Tyler, Longview, Marshall and Texarkana.

August 31:

4:36 p.m. - All Neighbors Emergency Center Locations are now accepting Hurricane Harvey relief donations. Please consider donating personal care itesm, cleaning supplies, baby items, food and home supplies. To find a location near you, visit nec24.com

3:30 p.m. - According to the City of Tyler, 229 people have registered through Faulkner Park Police Station for FEMA. There is also a website where evacuees can get more information.

Colonial Hills Baptist Church is serving as a collection and distribution center for evacuees. They are taking items like toiletries, non-perishable foods, diapers (adult and child), coloring books/crayons, dog food (10lb or less bags) and stainless steel dog bowls. They will be open for donations/distribution from 12 - 5:30 p.m. daily until Sept. 10.

3:13 p.m. - This Saturday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Sabine Little League Football tackle team will be holding a car wash/bake sale at Longview Regional Family Care Center located at 1574 Farm-to-Market Road 1252 in Kilgore Half of all proceeds will be donated to hurricane victims. The boys have said practice is hard but not as hard on boys down on the coast who have lost everything and may not even have a football season this year. For information can contact Melanie Meyers at 903-374-6902 or leightonsmom06@aol.com

2 p.m. - Avinger fire department Thursday and Friday 9-6 is accepting donations of any kind of things that you might think would be needed during a crisis.

1:41 p.m. - City of Palestine has posted donation information on its Facebook page:

11:52 a.m. - The following football games have been rescheduled in wake of Harvey:

  • Union Grove has changed the site of this Friday's football game back to their stadium...so Friday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 the Mustangs will take on the Union Grove Lions at the Union Grove ISD stadium
  • Huntington at Beckville -- Fri. 9/1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Jasper at Beaumont Ozen -- Sat. 9/2 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Frankston at Palestine Westwood -- Fri. 9/1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Hemphill at San Augustine -- Sat, 9/2, at 6:00 pm at Wolf Field.
  • Lovelady at Grapeland -- Fri. 9/1 at 7:30 p.m.

10 a.m. - TJC will hold a blood drive Sept. 1 to help replenish areas devastated by Harvey. Look for the Carter BloodCare mobile unit in front of Rogers Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

9:57 a.m.- Hurricane Harvey rumors are spreading. Please visit this official FEMA site to help curtail any false information about relief efforts.

August 30:

6:00 p.m.- The City of Tyler activated its Emergency Operation Center and it is being utilized to coordinate local agencies' relief efforts for Harvey evacuees. Faulkner Park Police Station has opened a Transition Hub and 78 people have already been registered FEMA assistance and received an ETN wristband for services in the area.

5:15 p.m. - Donnybrook Automotive is accepting donations for victims. Supplies will head to Houston this weekend. Check Facebook post for needed items:

3:06 p.m. - Rod Fletcher, headmaster at Brook Hill is organizing a donation drop off at the school from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6. Please bring the following:

  • Water Bottles
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Blankets

Do not bring money or gift cards. Drop off locations are at the Lower School or the Cabin Coffee House.


2:29 p.m. - Lufkin has activated shelters for those impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey. Click here for the shelter maps.

2:18 p.m. - State Highway 59 in Shepard and Goodrich in Lufkin has reopened to traffic.


1:28 p.m. - Brookshire Grocery Company is donating a quarter-million bottles of water to areas affected by Harvey. All Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores have scan coupons available for customers who want to make donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

BGC stores in Louisiana and Texas are also accepting food and household supply donations.


1:29 p.m. - The City of Longview sends out Hurricane Harvey Resources. Click here for more information.


1:00 p.m. - Here are resources for evacuees that are in Tyler.

Tyler Resources by KYTX CBS19 on Scribd