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Emergency Resources - Recovering From Hurricane Harvey

Updated 9/22/2017


 


 

Dear Friends, as we send this message out, our hearts and where possible, our hands, go out to our neighbors in need. Northwest Harris County suffered great damages from Hurricane Harvey and rescue missions are still ongoing. Many of the local small businesses we love and depend on were damaged and now it is our turn to help them out. We ask your help in raising funds to assist business owners with recovery from the damages of Hurricane Harvey. Small Businesses are the backbone of our economy and we must not let them down.

Please be a part of our vital support team and help our economic community recover in Northwest Harris County. It will take a united community to revive our local economy. Please share the link below! Businesses in need and those wishing to help can send requests to ChamberInfo@HoustonNWChamber.org.

All donations will be directed to assist local businesses through the Houston Northwest Chamber Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible.

To Donate: www.youcaring.com/supportnwharris

To Apply For a Grant: If your business was damaged by the the Hurricane Harvey, please apply for a grant by clicking here


 

DISASTER RELIEF & IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS OWNERS:

If your busines was damaged by the the Hurricane Harvey, please apply for a #SupportNWHarris grant by clicking here


Small Business Administration to Open Business Recovery Center in Houston
According to Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network Executive Director Dr. Steve Lawrence, SBDC business advisors at the center will provide business assistance to clients on a wide variety of matters designed to help small business owners re-establish their operations, overcome the effects of the disaster and plan for their future. For more information, click here.

Resource One Assisting with Loans
Resource One is participating in the SBA Disaster Recovery Program, which provides funding up to $100,000 at very favorable rates. Loan decisions can be made fairly quickly after receiving the required documentation. Please contact Richard Mikeska for additional information: Richard.Mikeska@r1cu.org or 281-720-0544.

Tax Relief
The IRS granted tax relief to affected individuals who reside or have a business in 29 counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The tax relief automatically extends the filing deadline, for certain individual and business taxpayers who have a valid extension on file, until January 31, 2018. For more information, click here.



If your business was affected and you are in need of supplies, please click the following links to see how to aquire them:



HOME-OWNERS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

If you have a disaster-related need and want free assistance cleaning up, please contact one of these two charity hotlines to submit a need:

1-800-451-1954 or 1-844-965-1386



Road condition information: www.harriscountyfws.org or, statewide, TxDOT: 1-800-452-9292

Please use verified resources to stay updated. Follow our social media to receive the latest news: Facebook and Twitter. As a reminder, do not call 911 to report water in streets and channels, unless there is a threat to personal welfare. All non-life threatening calls should go to Harris County dispatch: 281-376-3472 to prevent overload of the system.

Vehicle Registration Changes
Texas residents in counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey will not have to worry about vehicle titling and registration requirements until October 17, 2017. Governor Greg Abbott suspended certain statutes related to the enforcement of title and registration laws in the 58 counties included in the state's disaster declaration. For more information, click here.

Tax Relief
The IRS granted tax relief to affected individuals who reside or have a business in 29 counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The tax relief automatically extends the filing deadline, for certain individual and business taxpayers who have a valid extension on file, until January 31, 2018. For more information, click here.

Fuel availability
The men and women of the oil and natural gas industry are working around the clock to stabilize the fuel supply chain. As the water recedes and power is being restored, the state's fuel production and distribution system is being systematically and safely restored. For more information, click here.

Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents
Per Governor Abbot, the Texas Department of Public Safety will be replacing Texas Driver's Licenses, License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) cards and Private Security Board (PSB) licensee cards for free to eligible residents. Read more details here and here

  • SNAP Card (food stamps): call the LoneStar helpdesk toll-free at 1-800-777-7328.
  • Green Cards: Call 800-375-5283 or click here.
  • Birth and Death Certificates: Call 888-963-7111 or visit this website.
  • Texas Driver's License: Call 512-424-2600 or click here.
  • Bank Checks, ATM/Debit Cards, or Safe Deposit Boxes: Call 877-275-3342 or click here.
  • Credit CardsAmerican Express (800-992-3404), Discover (800-347-2683), MasterCard (800-622-7747), or Visa (800-847-2911).
  • Credit Reports: Contact Equifax, Experian, or Transunion at 877-322-8228 or visit annualcreditreport.com
  • Social Security Card: Call 800-772-1213 or click here.
  • Fraud Alerts or a Credit Freeze: Call 877-438-4338 or click here.
  • Medicare Cards: Call 800-772-1213 or click here.
  • Passport: Call 202-955-0430 or 877-487-2778 or click here.
  • U.S. Savings Bonds: Call 800-722-2678 or 800-553-2663 or click here.
  • Tax Returns: Call 800-829-1040 or click here.
  • Military Records: Call 866-272-6272 or click here.
  • Vehicle Titles: Call 888-368-3689 or click here.
  • Replace a Texas Marriage Record or CertificateVisit this website for statewide information or visit this site for your issuing Clerk of Court.
  • Proof of Address/ResidencyClick here.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 We are currently collecting data for business-to-business volunteering/assistance opportunities, so business owners, please let us know if you have a need or can provide a service for your fellow business owners. If you are a searching for a specific disaster relief opportunity to assist with right now, not necessarily business related, please visit:

VOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster): www.nvoad.org/hurricane-harvey/volunteer/
Volunteer Match: www.volunteermatch.org
Volunteer Houston: www.volunteerhouston.org
Helpers of Houston: www.helpersofhouston.com/volunteer/ 

REPORT YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS: reportyourhours.com/

Donations Hotline: 1-800-924-5985

DisasterAssistance.Gov: Do you need a place to stay? Are you a community leader looking for resources? Visit: www.disasterassistance.gov 

 

 

HURRICANE SAFETY AND RECOVERY RESOURCES:

 

 

HARRIS COUNTY CONTACTS:

  • Harris County Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReadyHarris/
  • Office of Emergency Management Website: www.readyharris.org 
  • Harris County’s Emergency Recovery Management Center: 713-696-1998
  • Harris County Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline: 713-274-3880
  • Harris County Pollution Control Services Department: 713-920-2831
  • Greater Houston Builders Association: www.ghba.org or 281-990-8970
  • Harris County Towed Vehicles: 713-308-8580
  • Harris County Sheriff's Office: 713-221-6000
  • Harris County Precinct 4 Constable: 281-376-3472
  • Precinct 4 Community Assistance Department: 281-353-8424
  • Harris County Evacuation Assistance Registration: 211


   

Stay Informed:

What to do if Your Car was Damaged: Resources from the DMV

FAQs about Probation, Jury Duty and Trial Post-Harvey

Waste Management Alerts

Debris Removal Guidelines

CenterPoint Energy Outage Tracker

Water Quality Updates

Help After Harvey: Resources from TX Department of Insurance

Report Flood Damage Here

School Closures

Harvey: How to File Now for Help from FEMA

Marking Yourself As Safe & Finding Loved Ones

Hilton Garden Inn Cypress Station Offers Lowered Rates to the Victims of Floods