Assistance & Donations
In the wake of Harvey, you may need assistance to put your life back together or you may be wanting to help and give donations to those in need. Here a few resources for our community.
You may qualify for assistance from FEMA if you suffered damages or loss during Harvey. The Public Assistance Program provides federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged property.
Prior to applying for disaster assistance, you will need the following to complete your application.
- Social Security Number
- Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
- Current mailing address
- Current telephone number
- Insurance information
- Total household annual income
- Routing and account number for your checking or savings account (FEMA can transfer funds directly to your account)
- A description of your disaster-caused damage or losses
For more information and how to apply go to FEMA Assistance.
You can also call the FEMA Disaster Assistance Line at 1-800-621-FEMA.
Always make sure you're dealing with legitimate FEMA employees. See our page on Disaster Scams for more information.
Assistance & Donations for 77586
The City of Seabrook's official Donations Management organization in times of disaster is the Society of St. Stephen Outreach Ministry & Food Pantry (SOSS) which operates out of the Seabrook United Methodist Church. They will be opening a Relief Center at Seabrook United Methodist Church (3300 Lakeside Drive, Seabrook, 77586) on Tuesday, September 5th at 9:00 AM to serve the 77586 community; this includes Seabrook, El Lago, Taylor Lake Village, El Jardin and portions of Pasadena.
The Relief Center will offer financial assistance as they are able, as well as food and water. Many people, most on hourly pay checks, will have lost income and will have problems paying their necessary bills such as electricity, rent, car payments, etc. Families will be interviewed and assessed on their needs.
The Relief Center will need volunteers to help with the center and a complete background check is required. The background check takes a few minutes and is free.
The center is requesting that volunteers arrive at Seabrook United Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 5th at 8:00 a.m. for instruction.
The center will be accepting both monetary and goods donations.
You can give your monetary donations online at seabrookumc.org. Put the dollar amount you wish to donate in the Other box and put SOSS Hurricane Relief in the Description. Please make sure to do this. Your donation will go directly into the SOSS account and 100% of all donations go back to assist this community. They will also accept donations at the church in the form of check or cash.
While they would love to accept all types of donations please limit your donations to the following items:
- Saltine Crackers
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Sandwich Bread (we currently have room in our freezers)
- And all non-perishable foods: Find a complete list of foods here (PDF)
- Cleaning Supplies including Bleach/Clorox wipes, Clorox spray, and Clorox bottles
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Laundry Detergent