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  • Hurricane Harvey has been devastating for many in our Chamber family. As we turn our attention to recovery and relief, I am so thankful to be in this great community. As a chamber of commerce, we want to be a resource for you and your businesses on the path to recovery. Please utilize the information below as we put together the pieces of our community. We also encourage you to reach out to us. Please gives us a call, check our website and interact with us on Facebook to share your needs and what you can give. 

    I could not be more proud of this community and the outpouring of support I have witnessed. #TexasStrong

     




     
    J.J. Hollie
    President & CEO
    The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce 
     

     

  • Chamber Members: Is your company or non-profit offering aid?

    Please email us details at info@woodlandschamber.org so we can post here. 

     


     

  • Local FEMA Contact

    Ken Gay
    FEMA External Affairs
    Private Sector Specialist
    kenneth.gay@FEMA.DHS.gov

     

    1)Register for Aid at DIsasterAssistance.gov

    Click the photo below for instructions

     

    2) Sign up for Texas DR-4332 e-news distribution with Mary.Shafer@fema.dhs.gov

    Click the photo below for the September 12 e-brief

     


     

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  • Member Resources

    Please also consult The Chamber's Business Directory for services and repairs. 

    Business Support

    Viking Advisory Group is providing free assistance to business owners with applying for SBA Disaster Assistance by filling out the required paperwork.  Viking will also advise owners on other non-governmental loan options. If there is a greater need, we are offering discounted loan, financial, and accounting / bookkeeping services.  For assistance, please email info@vikingadvisorygroup.com or call Scott Schroeder at 713-416-6167.

    Food

    Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse is offering hot food for first responders or displaced victims. Please contact Rachel Hernandez at 832.657.3371 or rachel@avebrazil.com.  

    Whole Foods Market is hosting a free family pasta dinner on September 7. Must RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-pasta-dinner-tickets-37650865753 

    Office Space

    The Work Lodge can offer temporary, short term arrangements, as well as longer term on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Mike Thakur at mike@theworklodge.com. 

    The Woodlands Office Suites can offer short term office space, flexible virtual offices and discounted meeting rooms. More information HERE.

    Recycling/ Trash Removal

    MAT & Recycling is offering reduced prices on pickup loads for debris, furniture, carpeting, appliances, etc. Details HERE

    Shelter - Elderly

    Grace Residential Care can help with shelter for elderly evacuees

    Shelter - Families

    Family Promise of Montgomery County can help with shelter for family evacuees. Please contact the Day Center at 936.441.8778.

    The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend and Branch Crossing are open for emergency childcare, a place to rest, shower or recharge your cell phone. 

    Signage

    FASTSIGNS The Woodlands is donating signs to any donation center or shelter that are in need of any directional/informational signage. They can call 281.292.6059 or email 556@fastsigns.com with their needs. Also, while supplies last, we are donating yard signs for businesses letting people know that their business is closed for cleanup or is open.

    Texas Marking Products is offering 25-40% on all products and services until the end of September and will also be making a donation of each selling price to Harvey victims. Please contact Jerry Jackson at jjackson@texasmarkingproducts.com or 281.364.7100.

    Something Fun - If you need a distraction

    Dance With Me is offering free group classes at The Woodlands Location and one free private lesson. COntact DWM Woodlands at 832.777.7200 or woodlands@dancewithmeusa.com

    Speedsportz Racing Park at Grand TexasWith a monetary donation to the Montgomery County Food Bank we are giving a $15 race ($25 value)

    Staffing

    All About People is offering: Discounted cost for staff support in the following areas:  Administrative/ Call Center support, IT/ Project managers, Industrial Electricians/Safety Technicians and healthcare for hurricane recovery. Members should contact: Sandra Hernandez 832.878.2974 or Elisa Eberwein 281.460.0214  Email: HiringTeam@AllAboutPeople.net

    Technical Support

    Consolidated Communications is offering free post-storm technical help at no cost. If you to reopen or relocate your service with COnsolidated, please call 1.844-YOUR-CCI or visit www.consolidated.com/hurricaneinfo 

    ASI Software Solutions is offering technical support at half price for Chamber Members. Contact Don Watson at Don@asisoftwaresolutions.com 

    Vehicle Safety

    Randall Reed's Planet Ford & Planet Lincoln is offering free post-storm safety inspection, severe weather vehicle replacement, trade in assistance and auto repair. More details HERE.  Please contact Alexa Horak at 281.539.4914

     

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  • SBA Contact

    R. Gary Colton
    Public Information Officer
    U.S. Small Business Administration
    Office of Disaster Assistance - West
    richard.colton@sba.gov
     

    Federal disaster loans for businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters 

    FAQ

    Click the photo below for SBA FAQs

       

     

    Apply for Aid 

    Click the photo below for both English and Spanish instructions

         

     

     


     

  • Recovery & Aid

    The Community Relations Team is collecting supplies for Harvey Relief Efforts. You can find a list of those items at www.WoodlandsChamber.org/CRT

    See the 9.6.17 CRT Meeting Notes HERE

     

    Local Support & Recovery Aid

    United Way

    To be matched with assistance: Call 211 (Open 24/7 and available in many languages)

    Resource Matching Guide:

    After the Storm Guide:

       

    Interfaith of The Woodlands 

    If you need assistance: Call 281.367.1230

    Monetary Donations can be made HERE

    Up to Date In-Kind Donations List: HERE

    Volunteer Opportunities, sign up HERE

     

    Montgomery County Community Foundation

    MCCF has opened a long-term Disaster Recovery Fund. Monetary Donations can be made HERE

     

    Business Support & Recovery Aid
    Business Recovery Team - a partnership with the Texas Association of Business & Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. You can share your immediate recovery needs with the Business Resource Center and the BRT will match your needs with services. This might include cleaning/restoration, contracting services, equipment/technology, furniture or other business necessities.  We understand that recovery is a process and these needs will change over time.  Please register needs by CLICKING HERE or calling 512-637-7714.  
     
    Small Business Development Center & Small Business Administration
    1. If you are needing SBA Disaster Assistance please go to the FEMA website www.disasterassistance.gov to register.
    2. You can file for SBA business or homeowner loans at https://lnkd.in/eU7rksi. For homeowners, there are loans up to $240K (property + contents) and for businesses (not just small) up to $2M. Interest rates vary, but can start as low as 1.75%.
    3. LSC-SBDC is coordinating with the SBA to establish a Business Recovery Center (BRC) which will serve as HUB and will be staffed with SBA personnel in addition to the SBDC staff.
    4. More updates will be posted on Lone Star SBDC's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarCollegeSBDC/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
     
    Emergency Services
    For EMERGENCIES: Call 911
    For NON-EMERGENCIES
    (from mc911.org
    Montgomery County Sheriffs Office Non-Emergency Office: 936-760-5871
    Conroe Police Department  Non-Emergency Number: 936-522-3200
    Woodlands Fire Department Non-Emergency Number: 281-367-3444
    Montgomery County Hospital District Non-Emergency Number: 936-523-5000


    Hurricane Harvey Updates from The Woodlands Townshiphttp://bit.ly/2wAr8Op
    Montgomery County Traffic - high water & impassable roads: http://arcg.is/2w9s5w7
    Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management: http://mctxoem.org
    Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management: www.readyharris.org/
    Entergy Storm Centerhttp://entergystormcenter.com/
    Entergy Outage Map: http://www.etrviewoutage.com/external/tx.aspx
    CenterPoint Energy Outage Map: http://bit.ly/29QombD

    CenterPoint Entergy Storm Center: http://bit.ly/2wJGUaq
    Conroe ISD school closures http://www.conroeisd.net/

  • As you search for companies for repair and clean up services, we encourage you to consult The Chamber's Business Directory at www.WoodlandsChamber.org/list

    Our members are involved in the community and have local representation. You can search categories or key words in the search bar. 

     

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