Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) in Brenham, Texas, is a community resource to help people in times of need. Currently NHN Brenham is working to provide resources to victims of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey (August 2017).
September 14, 2017
The block party this past Sunday was a huge success! More than $30,000 was raised to directly help our neighbors who need assistance. Thank you to all businesses who donated items for the silent auction, community members who attended & purchased those items, and to Ninety Six West, Home Sweet Farm Market, Roux Street, BT Longhorn and Mobius Coffeehouse for putting on a great event!
Please continue to reach out to Faith Mission for an update of needs. 979.830.1488
September 8, 2017
Update from Heather Thielemann at Brenham GameChangers:
The following volunteer times will NOT be needed at The Cannery Kitchen.
The only time needed is the 2:00-6:00pm time slot.
Thank you for understanding as the National Guard continues to have numbers that vary. Please visit the sign up link for more details.
Please plan to be at the Harvey Relief Block Party on September 10! One hundred percent of proceeds will go to benefit local victims. At Ninety Six West in Downtown Brenham there will be a silent auction, live music, food and refreshments.
September 6, 2017
As of 6pm, Sept. 6, St. Mary's will no longer be taking in donations. The need below for Socks for Soldiers still exists, and monetary donations are still greatly needed. See below for more details.
September 6, 2017
9am: Donations for storm victims continue to be collected, but this week need to be dropped off at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Activity Center (PAC), located at 701 Church Rd., Brenham TX 77833.
Another known need is Socks for Soldiers. If you can, please donate high-quality black socks for the National Guard stationed in Brenham. They can be dropped in the lobby of Baylor Scott & White Hospital-Brenham. See more details on the NHN Facebook page. Thank you!
September 5, 2017
The response from this community has been amazing! Thanks to SO MANY for all the donations and to the hard-working volunteers who have filled truckloads with supplies, traveled to affected communities, and unloaded them and worked on the receiving end to help storm victims. Please take time to read the social media posts on Facebook that have the latest details on relief efforts. There have been posts outlining the best places to donate funds (and where NOT to donate). You can make donations to the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors “Storm Relief Fund” at community banks in Brenham and know that it will go to relieving the specific needs of evacuees.
You can still sign up to volunteer at The Cannery Kitchen daily to help cook & serve meals to first-responders and storm victims: Sign up details
August 31, 2017
Here's an update on volunteering needs. Helpers are needed at The Cannery Kitchen daily to help cook & serve meals to first-responders and storm victims. Sign up details
We are proud to be a staging area for the National Guard in Brenham. The public is asked to respect their safety & security and not go to their location with donations.
August 30, 2017:
Thank you to so many great people and businesses for providing opportunities to make donations and offer assistance. Up-to-the-minute details are being posted on social media. Like & follow NHN on Facebook.
August 29, 2017
In accordance with the Governors official plan, Brenham is a "pass through" community, not a shelter location for evacuees at this time. Directions are being given to people on the roads to find shelters and resources in Austin and Dallas.
As of August 29, 2017, there are currently no shelters in place in Brenham/Washington County. Also, Highway 105 eastbound towards Navasota is closed at the Brazos River bridge preventing any traffic traveling east out of the area.
There is not an official shelter established at this time in Washington County. Washington County continues to be a “pass-through” area due to our proximity to the storm’s path. If this changes, the public will be notified. All persons seeking shelter need to travel to either San Antonio, Austin, or Dallas.
You can also check with Washington County Emergency Management at http://harvey.cityofbrenham.org, or call 979-353-7683.
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