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
President & CEO
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Members: Is your company or non-profit offering aid?
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Local FEMA ContactKen GayFEMA External AffairsPrivate Sector Specialistkenneth.gay@FEMA.DHS.gov
1)Register for Aid at DIsasterAssistance.gov
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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
Please also consult The Chamber's Business Directory for services and repairs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scott Schroeder at 713-416-6167.
Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse is offering hot food for first responders or displaced victims. Please contact Rachel Hernandez at 832.657.3371 or email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recycling/ Trash Removal
Shelter - Elderly
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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
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
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
SBA ContactR. Gary ColtonPublic Information OfficerU.S. Small Business AdministrationOffice of Disaster Assistance - Westrichard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal disaster loans for businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters
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Apply for Aid
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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
To be matched with assistance: Call 211 (Open 24/7 and available in many languages)
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 HEREBusiness Support & Recovery AidBusiness 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
Emergency ServicesFor EMERGENCIES: Call 911
- If you are needing SBA Disaster Assistance please go to the FEMA website www.disasterassistance.gov to register.
- 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%.
- 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.
- More updates will be posted on Lone Star SBDC's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarCollegeSBDC/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
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 Township: http://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 Center: http://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.