Corrales Relief for Hurricane Harvey DETAILS
Hurricane Harvey Corrales Relief Effort
The Village of Corrales is assisting with intake and storage for a Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive. Citizens in the Village have coordinated with a Rio Rancho group to transport the items to Texas. Please see details below for information on items that are needed and the drop off locations as well as the links for cash donations. Sorting and packaging for shipping will take place the week of September 18, 2017. Everything needs to be packaged and delivered to the shipping location by Friday 22, 2017. If you would like to volunteer to help sort and package items, please email Marta Weber at email@example.com. Put “ Harvey Relief Volunteer” in the heading. We will also need donations of supplies to be used in sorting and packaging the donations. Needed items are boxes, and trash bags including kitchen size and gallon size zip lock bags. We also need box tape and masking tape. These items can be dropped off at the same locations listed for donation drop offs.
Cash Donations are always the BEST way to help in a disaster. Make sure you donate to a trusted organization. Cash is efficient, flexible to use, and requires no packaging or transportation.
*Greater Houston Community Foundation ghcf.org/hurricane-relief
*National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster has a full list of reputable state and national relief organizations. www.nvoad.org
If you prefer to help with item donations, The Village of Corrales in conjunction with local Citizen’s Volunteer Group will be accepting donations from September 5, 2017 until September 15, 2017. The Village is assisting with intake and storage for this Relief Drive. Citizens have coordinated with a Rio Rancho group to transport the items to Texas.
Volunteer Contact: Marta Weber 505-898-9176 martasweber @comcast.net
Village Contact: Tanya Lattin 505-898-7501 firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop Off Locations:
Corrales Fire Department, 4920 Corrales Road, daily between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Corrales Recreation Center, 500 Jones Road, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
A great donation idea is to make hygiene care packets. Make each packet for one person and place items into a zip lock bag: toothbrush, tooth paste, hand sanitizer, a comb, lip balm, lotion, razor, and any personal care items that can be handed out as a complete kit.
Food: Unexpired, non-perishable and easy-to-make. Pet food, unopened.
Hygiene: Hand sanitizer, soap, feminine products, razors, tooth paste, tooth brushes, lotion, Band-Aids.
Children’s Supplies: Diapers, wipes, bottles, formula, diaper rash cream (in original, unopened packaging) and cribs, playpens, car seats (new or gently used) and toys.
Clothing: New or CLEAN gently used and seasonally appropriate (e.g. shirts, pants, socks, shoes). Only new undergarments can be accepted.
Supplies: Cleaning supplies (e.g. bleach, sponges, mops, N95 filtration masks, gloves, buckets).
Toys: Only new or clean, gently-used toys will be accepted (e.g. books, board games, battery-operated games.)
Bedding: New bedding (sheets, pillows, comforters itc.) In unopened packages preferred.
Examples of how to label: Items must be sorted, labeled and neatly packaged.
Boys clothing size 8 and 10
Toys: Age 6 months to 18 months
John and Jean Waszak own the Frontier Mart – or the Frontier Mart owns them.
John is a sports fan. If he’s breathing, you’ll find him at the Lobo basketball games. In his younger days he had 15 minutes of fame as a fullback for the Cleveland Browns.
Jean was born to be a writer, but she got sidetracked running a grocery store. Since 1993 she has written a column for the local newspaper. She writes about people and animals who frequent the Frontier Mart. Their stories are so wild and interesting that she simply cannot stop herself. You’ll want to read her blog.
Our goal at Frontier Mart is to reflect the ambiance, diversity and fun of our rural village. For example, did you know that Corrales has a Pet Mayor? Voting starts soon and the winner is announced at Harvest Festival. A song once written about Corrales says that we are a village of “1000 people, 2000 dogs and 3000 registered horses.“ Our population is a bit larger than that now, but the ratios remain roughly the same.
We’d love to welcome you to Corrales
and the Frontier Mart.
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