When I asked our fans to submit information on El Paso businesses helping those affected by the Hurricane’s aftermath in Houston, my inbox was flooded with more than 100 messages. We’re so blessed to live in a community that bands together – not only when our own need the help, but when our state calls for aid.
Please note that government organizations are saying that the best way to help is to donate money to the following organizations:
• American Red Cross – provides necessary supplies to meet the needs of shelters.
• Salvation Army – feeding evacuees and first responders.
• El Pasoans Fighting Hunger – will use money donated to buy food for evacuees.
• Humane Society of El Paso – will go to food, bowls, a warm blanket, a crate, toys and transportation for animals affected by the Hurricane.
Area Starbucks are accepting donations when you place your order. 100% of donations will be sent to Houston.
Bahama Bucks El Paso locations will be donating 10% of sales to Samaritan’s Purse through Sept. 4.
Here’s a list of the most needed items if you decide to donate at a drop off in El Paso.
• Non-perishable food
• Basic medical supplies
• Diapers for babies and adults
• Baby formula
• Feminine Products
• Tooth brushes, toothpaste
• Soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer
• XL/L clothing new or gently used, socks
• Bottled water
Here’s a list of businesses in El Paso accepting supplies that will be shipped to Houston. To add your business please comment in this article below with location address, dates and times that you will accept a drop-off. No flyers, please.
Shorty’s Mattress Depot
1742 N. Zaragoza, 79936, M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6
8320 Dyer St., 79904, M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6
5857 N Mesa, 79912, M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6
6820 Gateway Blvd E, 79915, M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6
Game Vault El Paso, 9828 Montana Ave (Through Sept. 3) Accepting supplies through Sept. 3 10% off purchase with a donation.)
Rudy’ Country Store & BBQ, 7970 Gateway Blvd (Sat, Sept. 2 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) – Accepting supplies by City Rep Henry Rivera, El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association, El Paso Fire Fighters Local 51, & Rudy’s Country
Store & BBQ.
Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest Dr. – Accepting donations for a 53-foot trailer that will be taken to Houston. ALFC will also match your giving dollar for dollar.
Hiney’s Bar and Grill, 8220 Gateway East (Sat. Sept. 2, Sun. Sept. 3 8am to 6pm) A 53-foot trailer will be available for anyone donating supplies. The truck leaves Sunday afternoon, please arrive as soon as possible.
Black Flag Strength & Conditioning, 6800 Gateway Blvd E #8d (Friday, Sept. 1 4pm-7pm, Sat, Sept. 2, closed Sunday. Mon. 9am to noon.) Accepting supplies and non-perishable foods.
Aspired Vision Tattoos, 1470 George Dieter Dr. Suite G (Friday-Saturday 12-9pm) Accepting supplies.
Western Tech, 9624 Plaza Cir. El Paso, TX 79927 (Thursday Aug.31 and Friday, Sept. 1 until 5 pm) Gently used clothes, blankets, towels, and supplies will be accepted before their trailer heads to Houston at 5 p.m.
Bourbon and Brews, 2931 George Dieter – Call Eddie 915.241.5995
Paso Del Norte Advisors, 11395 James Watt ste A14 – Call Melissa 915.999.0641
El Paso Air Traffic Control Tower, 1751 Shuttle Columbia Dr. (Sat. Sept. 2 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Burger platter $7, Hot Dog Platter $5 and a rummage/garage sale. Also accepting toiletries (deodorant, wipes, toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo/soap) diapers, baby formula, and blankets.
Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Doniphan. (Sun. Sept. 3 4pm-8pm) Donations will be taken at the door. $1 from every drink sold will go to the Salvation Army. All sales from grilled burgers and hot dogs will be donated as well.
Tequilas’s Discoteque, 810 Pendale Rd. (Sat. Sept. 16 12pm-6pm) $5 admission with all proceeds donated to American Red Cross.
Empire Tejas, 11335 Montwood Dr ( Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.) Accepting non-perishable food and supplies.
Central Appraisal District, 5301 Trowbridge (Friday, Sept. 1 7am to 1pm) accepting supplies.
Complete Emergency Care, 1890 George Dieter (open 24 hours) accepting supplies.
Blackie Chester Park, 1100 N Zaragoza Rd (Sat. Sept. 2 noon to 5pm and Sun. Sept. 3 noon to 2 pm) Accepting non-perishable food, feminine products, cleaning supplies, toiletries.
Roasted Corn Bus, 11675 Montwood at Cricket Wireless. (Sat, September 2 10am to 3pm) Accepting bottled water and travel size supplies.
Holiday Inn El Paso Airport, 6351 Gateway West (24 hours a day) Accepting supplies.
National Furniture Liquidators, El Paso, 8600 Gateway East, 79907, M-Sat 10-9, Sun 12-6
National Furniture Liquidators Clearance Center, 1045 Hawkins, 79915 M-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5
3rd Hole, 1035 Belvidere ste 168/169 – Call Eddie 915.241.5995
3rd Hole, 1831 Northwestern – Call Eddie 915.241.5995
Complete Emergency Care, 655 Redd Rd (open 24 hours) accepting supplies.
The Lowbrow Palace, 111 E Robinson Ave (Thursday Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.) Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser Show. Accepting monitary donations and supplies.
The University Lions Club and Wine Attitude, 6633 N. Mesa St. 300 (Sept. 9 6pm to close) live music, food trucks, $5 entry fee. All Door Proceeds and 10% of all wine sales go to the Relief Effort. In lieu of entrance fee, guests may bring supplies.
Western Tech, 9451 Diana Dr. El Paso, TX 79924 (Thursday Aug.31 and Friday, Sept. 1 until 5 pm) Gently used clothes, blankets, towels, and supplies will be accepted before their trailer heads to Houston at 5 p.m.
Humane Society of El Paso, San Jacinto Plaza. (Sunday, Sept. 3 3pm to 11pm) Benefit concert for animal rescue in Houston. Dog food, cat food, cat litter, collars, leashes, tarps, towels, dog treats, and monetary donations will be accepted to fund a group of volunteers and transportation to Houston.
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2401 E. Missouri Ave. (Aug. 31 – Sept. 8 M-F 8am-5pm, closed Labor Day.) Accepting baby supplies, small toiletries, toilet paper and supplies.
Paso Del Norte Advisors, 2503 E. Yandell – Call Melissa 915.999.0641