H-E-B Mobilizes Disaster Relief Units and Mobile Kitchens in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

H-E-B never leaves a Texan out in the cold, and the H-E-B Disaster Relief network is working overtime as Houston and coastal Texas towns face the worst flooding scenarios seen in decades. Part of their H-E-B's Helping Here philosophy drives home the importance and practice of standing by communities in times of crisis. The company announced it would donate $100,000 toward relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and will also accept customer donations.

All donations will go toward the families and communities of a grassroots level that experienced devastation and loss as the storm rages on. These donations can be made at any H-E-B, Central Market, Joe V's Smart Shop stores across Texas as an add-on during check out. Customers can donate $1, $3, or $5, and add the cost to their total bill.

Per a press release regarding Hurricane Harvey relief efforts,

All monies accepted will benefit the American Red Cross for Texas Flood and Hurricane Relief, The Salvation Army and Feeding Texas. We are working closely with these organizations to quickly respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities impacted by the storm.

In addition to the donations, the H-E-B Mobile Kitchens and Disaster Relief Units are mobilized in devastated towns like Victoria.

The convoy of Disaster Responder Units and Mobile Kitchens is about 15 vehicles that bring everything from water and fuel to areas affected by the storm. Over 100 H-E-B employees themselves have signed on to volunteer and dole out supplies ranging from ice, dry goods, and medicine in addition to food and water.

These units are equipped with H-E-B Pharmacy and Business Services Units, giving displaced persons the chance to fill prescriptions and manage financial transactions in the short-term of the disaster. ATMs will be available, and those in need can issue and cash checks, and pay bills from the centers.

Providing aid in times of need is the cornerstone of H-E-B’s Helping Here philosophy. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we are currently preparing to send our H-E-B Disaster Relief Units to heavily impacted areas as soon as conditions allow for our teams to travel. H-E-B’s disaster relief units include our H-E-B Mobile Kitchens and Pharmacy and more than 15 vehicles stocked with food, dry goods, water and fuel. We encourage all Texans to stay safe and visit heb.com/disaster for the latest news on store re-openings and where emergency resources will be available.

Posted by H-E-B on sábado, 26 de agosto de 2017

The Mobile Kitchen can serve up to 2,500 hot meals per hour, and all first responders and storm victims are welcome at any H-E-B setup.

As stores across the Gulf, specifically in Rockport and Corpus Christi, and in Houston close, H-E-B promises that the stores will reopen when they are deemed safe and sound for customers and employees. For further information on how to support victims and emergency response teams around the state, check out our comprehensive guide of food banks and accredited charities mobilized for the relief efforts.

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