American Legion Post 560, located at 3720 Alba Rd. in Garden Oaks, is collecting donated goods to be sent to victims of Hurricane Laura in Louisiana.
The local post is collecting donations through Tuesday on behalf of the American Legion Department of Texas 8th District, which serves Greater Houston, with the goal of having enough goods to fill a moving truck. Materials can be dropped off at the Garden Oaks post from noon-4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment between Sunday and Tuesday. Call 713-682-9287 to schedule a drop-off.
The following items are suggested for donations:
- Bottled water
- Canned good and can openers
- Non-perishable food
- Disposable dishware, silverware and drinking cups
- Toilet paper, paper towels and wipes
- Bath towels
- Diapers and baby wipes
- Pillows and pillow cases
- Garbage bags
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Cleaning products, mops and brooms
Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 storm early Thursday morning in southwest Louisiana, after threatening to impact the Houston area. The storm hit the Gulf Coast three years after Hurricane Harvey, which brought widespread flooding to Houston.
“Houston, we know what we needed after Hurricane Harvey,” the local legion post said in a news release. “We can and will send help to Louisiana after Hurricane Laura.”