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How you can help Imelda victims

Organizations and businesses are coming together to support victims and first responders after Imelda brought devastating flooding to Southeast Texas.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Volunteers are needed to help clean up after Imelda brought a devastating amount of rainfall to the Southeast Texas area.

If you want to help, there are several organizations helping victims with home recovery efforts and collecting goods to be distributed.

  • 12News is teaming up with Education First Federal Credit Union and the Beaumont Enterprise to help teachers impacted by Imelda. 

The public is invited to make donations at any of the Education First locations in Beaumont, Jasper, Kountze, Silsbee and Woodville.   

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  • Operation Blessing needs volunteers to help with relief efforts.Those who want to help can meet at Cathedral Church at 2350 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont daily. Registration for volunteers opens at 8 a.m. and orientation takes place at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  For any questions about volunteering, please call: 800-730-2537.

DONATE | Donate to help with Operation Blessing's relief efforts

Operation Blessing International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering around the world.
  • The Red Cross is in need of volunteers to help with recovery efforts. 

Potential volunteers who sign up to help at RedCross.org/Volunteer will be contacted about a position. The Red Cross is also soliciting donations at RedCross.org or by calling 800-RED-CROSS. You can also text 90999 to make a $10 donation from your phone.

RELATED: Red Cross in urgent need of volunteers in Beaumont, Orange

Find out all the ways that you can volunteer to support the humanitarian work of the American Red Cross.
  • Mercy Chefs is providing professionally prepared meals to victims and first responders during emergencies and natural disasters. A team is in Beaumont to help during Imelda recovery. To donate to Mercy Chefs, you can visit their website

MORE | Mercy Chefs Facebook page

  • Classic Chevrolet at 3855 Eastex Fwy. in Beaumont is collecting supplies to help with recovery efforts too. Fans, dehumidifiers, bleach, brooms, mops, paper towels, laundry detergent, water, Gatorade and other items can be dropped off between 8 and 7 at the showroom. 

MORE | Full list of items needed

It's time to pull together, as a COMMUNITY, to help all of those who have been affected by flooding. Those who flooded need OUR help. If you aren't able to get out and do the dirty work, there are so...

MORE | Contribute to United Way of Beaumont's relief fund

When communities face disaster, United Way plays a key role in helping people from all walks of life rebuild. From ensuring our partner agencies can act swiftly to leading long-term recovery efforts, United Way has the experience, networks and capacity to address even the most devastating events.
  • Orange County Emergency Management is collecting cleaning supplies, mold remediation supplies, small tools for gutting homes and box fans. No clothing will be accepted. Donations can be left at the Orange County Airport at 2640 State Hwy. 87 in Orange between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
Orange County accepting donations of cleaning supplies,mold remediation supplies, small tools for gutting homes, and box fans.
  • The Beaumont offices of Texas Child Protective Services flooded during Imelda and along with the losses were donated supplies and items used to help kids in their charge. The Rainbow Room lost diapers, car seats, clothing, baby bottles and more in Imelda's flooding.

If you’d like to donate to the Rainbow Room call 866-8652 or visit the “Beaumont Rainbow Room” on Facebook.

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All donations will be used to purchase clothing and school supplies for students impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda.

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