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.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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.
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- United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County is collecting funds to help with Imelda relief.
- 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.
- 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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- Orangefield Independent School District will not charge an entry fee to this week's sporting events. There will be a donation bucket at each gate for those in attendance to contribute to.
All donations will be used to purchase clothing and school supplies for students impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda.