Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Take some time and donate today

Hurricane Harvey hit the southern parts of Texas causing devastating damage. Efforts to help people who are misplaced and stranded are still going on. As families are heading to shelters, the North Dallas Corridor is helping in several ways. Right now there are about $1,000 refugees in the Addison/Farmers Branch area. That number is expected to rise. If you are interested in helping, here are some businesses that are taking initiative

MetroCrest Services

MetroCrest Services are currently taking donations to put together emergency and supply boxes; you can stop by at any time during the day. Items greatly needed are personal hygiene products, household items, and canned goods that do not need a can opener. You can also make an online donation.


Post Addison Circle

There will be a blood drive on September first at the Addison Circle. The Carter BloodCare will use the donated blood for victims from the hurricane. You can stop by from noon to 6pm, or sign up online.

Kenny’s Restaurant Group

All six Kenny restaurants will hold a fundraiser from September 11 through September 30th. All proceeds will go towards the American Red Cross to help aid the victims of the storm. They will donate $1 from every appetizer purchased from all restaurants. Eat and give!

Methodist Hospital for Surgery

The Methodist Hospital for Surgery on Dallas Parkways is currently doing a sock drive! They are accepting new and unopened socks of any size. The sock drive will go on from September 5 to 6th. The donation bins will be located on the first floor of the hospital.

Ida Claire

From September 4th to September 10th, Ida Claire will be raising money to donate to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. They are promising to donate $1 for every punch cocktail and $3 for every punch tower that is purchased within that time frame. For more information, you can visit their Facebook.

III Forks

For the next couple of weeks, until September 17, III Forks wills be collecting canned foods for the Houston Food Bank. The most needed items are canned fruits and veggies with pull tops. Protein pouches or pull tops of beef stew, tuna, chili and canned chicken. Peanut butter and snacks, such as granola bars and breakfast bars. Their catering crew will transport the collections to Houston after September 17th.

Lion and Crown

Lion and Crown is accepting any type of donation that you can give. Stop by and donate!

Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc.

The restaurants under the consolidated Restaurants Operations, Inc are now accepting food donations. These donations will go straight to the Houston Food Bank. They are in need of canned pull top items, such as vegetables and fruit. Protein in pouches or pull top cans, such as tuna, beef stew, chili, and canned chicken. Peanut butter, granola bars, breakfast bars, etc are all welcomed! They will be taking donations until September 17. You can drop these items off at Cantina River Cafe, Cool River Cafe, El Chico, Lucky’s, Silver Fox Steakhouse and III Forks.

Amanda is a current student at UTDallas, studying Emerging Media and Communications. She got her Associates in Journalism at Palo Alto College in San Antonio and decided to finish her degree in Dallas. She likes to read, blog, and eating at new places. She enjoys traveling and learning about history and culture.

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