Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking people to donate clothing, medical supplies, baby items, and food to nearby shelters. We are working to coordinate with the following organizations to help provide relief to those in Houston that are displaced.  

  • Central Texas Food Bank

    • Canned Meat and Dry Goods​

  • Texas Diaper Bank ​

    • Diapers - both child and adult​

  • Austin Disaster Relief Fund i​s needing 6,000 welcome kits!  We are hoping to provide several of these. The kit includes the following.  For any questions click here.  

    • KIT ITEMS:

    • New Towel

    • New Washcloth

    • Soap

    • Tissue

    • Toothbrush

    • Toothpaste

    • Deodorant

    • Feminine products

    • Shampoo

    • Comb

    • A note of encouragement

  • Additional Items needed for several shelters in the Houston area are: 

    • bottled water

    • Nonperishable food

    • Tarps

    • Trash bags 

    • Blankets

    • Hammers, Studs, Leather GLoves, 

    • Paper Items (Paper Towels, Toilet paper, etc..)

    • Duct Tape

    • Laundry Detergent

    • Toiletries


If you have any of the above items please drop off at the RPA Office at 1201 W 6th Street in Downtown Little Rock. 

We will be collecting items through Friday, September 1 at 5pm.

Note from the Red Cross:

Send only items that have been solicited.

Donating food, clothing and household items can complicate and even hinder relief efforts, experts say. After Superstorm Sandy in 2012, for example, reports cited relief agencies not knowing what to do with the piles of clothing and other unsolicited items pouring in.

Unsolicited goods, the agency says , are "never required in early stages of response, and they compete with priority relief items for transportation and storage."

It doesn't mean there will never be a time or place for such donations — check with relief agencies as time passes.



Seniors, the disabled, children and even pets are particularly vulnerable during disasters. Consider donating to charities that focus on addressing their needs.  The Texas Diaper Bank, for example, says diapers (whether for babies or adults) are not provided by disaster relief agencies. Again, these charities need money — not boxes of diapers you picked up at Costco.

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