An Estimated 25,000 to 100,000 Families in Houston will Need Furniture for their Homes in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
As hundreds of thousands in the Greater Houston region prepare to begin the arduous work of recovering and rebuilding their lives after the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Furniture Bank is preparing to answer the call of an estimated 25,000 to 100,000 impacted families. That means many will need the most basic of furniture to start rebuilding. And the Houston Furniture Bank is here to help.
Many of these families have LOST EVERYTHING. These are families that now have NO bed to sleep on, NO chair to sit on and NO table to eat on.
“So many in our community are suffering right now, struggling to put their lives together again after losing their homes and everything inside of them, including their furniture,” said Oli Mohammed, executive director of Houston Furniture Bank. “Our commitment is to ensure as many of these families and individuals can furnish their homes without having to spend a dime.”
How Houston Furniture Bank Is Helping Affected Families
During this time of recovery for our families, friends, and neighbors, Houston Furniture Bank is answering the critical need for the most basic of home furnishings to make their empty houses homes again. To help as many families as possible as quickly as possible, the non-profit is suspending their normal agency-referral process and providing furniture to all who need it, while supplies last.
How you can obtain furniture from Houston Furniture Bank:
- Visit Houston Furniture Bank’s facility at 8220 Mosley Rd., Houston, TX 77075.
- Furniture distribution will take place on Tuesday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- There is a limit of three pieces of furniture per family, to help ensure that as many families are aided as possible with the current inventory.
- You must have a valid picture I.D.
- All furniture recipients are responsible for collecting and transporting furniture received.
How You Can Help
Give Money. Businesses, corporations, and individuals are asked to support the dire need to provide home furnishings to area residents by making a monetary donation to the Houston Furniture Bank today athoustonfurniturebank.org.
Give Furniture. Houston Furniture Bank accepts donations of gently-used, dry furniture. The most immediate needs for many families will be mattresses, tables and chairs. The more furniture available, the more families Houston Furniture Bank is able to assist. Please call ahead before making a drop-off donation, at (713) 842-9771.
Give Time. As the Houston Furniture Bank furniture distribution activities increase in the immediate future, there also is a critical need for additional volunteers to take calls, coordinate furniture donations, help with furniture distribution, help move furniture in the warehouse, as well as other duties. Please call: (713) 842-9771or email [email protected] to inquire about volunteering.
Support efforts by purchasing furniture. The Houston Furniture Bank Outlet Center Is also OPEN FOR BUSINESS. New, gently-used and deeply discounted furniture is available for purchase now. All proceeds go to the Houston Furniture Bank services and programs. The Outlet Center is open at 8220 Mosley Rd., 77075 from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.
About Houston Furniture Bank: Houston Furniture Bank is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to Making Empty Houses Homes. First established in 1992, Houston Furniture Bank has served over 80,000 families and individuals in the Greater Houston region. Recipients of Houston Furniture Bank services are referred to the Houston Furniture Bank by more than 85 social service agencies in the Greater Houston area.