Houston is slowly recovering from Hurricane Harvey. The water has receded and the trash is slowly being picked up. However, it will be a long time before this beautiful city is back to "normal". The damage from Hurricane Harvey affected homes, businesses, schools, restaurants, hotels and theaters. Amid the complete devastation rose heroes from all walks of life. Strangers providing food for one another. Churches sending crews to clean out homes. Race, religion, politics, and status were all swept aside as we became #HoustonStrong.
It's been almost a month since Harvey hit the Texas coast, but there is still much to do. Here are a few ways you can still help.
Donations and volunteers
The following organizations not only need donations, but they could use volunteers:
Houston Food Bank
Houston Furniture Bank
Dining For a Cause
Houston Restaurant Weeks has been extended through September 30th. A portion of lunch and dinners will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Visit the HRW website for a list of participating restaurants and their menus. houstonrestaurantweeks.com
Wine Above Water fundraiser and online auction at Camerata, in conjunction with Southern Smoke. Funds raised will go to help support members of the hospitality industry that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Tickets are $100 and includes a $50 donation. Guests will be able taste though an assortment of premium wines donated by the beverage community. Sunday, September 24, 12 to 8 p.m.
Radio Milano will be hosting a five course Hurricane Harvey Wine Dinner Benefit with a 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Houston Hospitality Employee Relief Fund. Chefs from Radio Milano, Amalfi, and Maison Pucha Bistro will be collaborating for this fabulous event. Sunday, September 24, at 6pm for $90.
Riel Restaurant will be hosting a multi-course Hennessy Cognac Tasting Charity Dinner sponsored by Hennessy and Marine Foods Express. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Houston Food Bank. Monday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. $130 per person.
Cane Rosso Montrose will be joined by 8th Wonder Brewery and Deep Eddy Vodka for Cane Rosso 100% Pies For Harvey Relief on September 27, 5 to 10 p.m. 100% of all sales will go to the Houston Food Bank.
Grab your girlfriends and get ready for a fun night out with MsIndependent! #GirlsNightOut Houston Strong will be held September 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Marq31. The evening will include a massage station, food, wine, cocktails and a secret performance. It will also include a donation drive, signing cards for first responders and volunteer opportunities. $30
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