ORANGE COUNTY, Texas — After Hurricane Laura swept through Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana on Thursday, August 27, 2020, many were left without power and with damaged homes. 12News is working to compile a list of resources that might help you and your family during the aftermath of Laura.
Feel free to send helpful information to 12News@12NewsNow.com to add to this list. This list is continually being updated.
Sept. 9 - 12, Noon - 2 p.m.: UPDATE: All tarps have been given out. The Orange Church of God-Embassy of Grace at 1911 N 16th Street will be giving away tarps until they run out from Noon - 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 through Saturday, September 12, 2020. Use the south entrance of the church at the office.
Sept 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: The Gospel of Jesus Christ Church is teaming up with Pastor Johnny Asevedo of Destiny Church in Orange to distribute non-perishable food items in addition to pampers and toilet tissue. The items will be given away on a first-come-first-serve bases at Northway Retail Center (Market Basket), 3777 N 16th St. in Orange.
Sept 12, Noon: Food distribution for Hurricane Laura victims who are Port Arthur and Sabine Pass residents, with ID or proof of residency, will happen from noon until supplies are exhausted at the Memorial High School parking lot Saturday beginning at noon. This si sponsored by Love’s Front Door and others.
Sept 12, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and the Potter's House in conjunction with Mount Calvary Baptist Church will be giving away supplies to Hurricane Laura victims at Mt Calvary M.B.C. at 612 N. Third St. in Orange on Saturday, September 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sept 12, Noon - 3 p.m.: Farouk Systems, Inc., will be at the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur on Saturday from noon through 3 p.m. distributing hand sanitizer and hair care products. The donation is part of $4 million worth of products the company is donating to Hurricane Laura victims in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.
Sept 18-19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Orange County Disaster Rebuild will operate a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for those that have affected by Hurricane Laura. Access to this event is limited to only Orange County resident only. Attendees will need to self report through this link: https://arcg.is/uOrOb prior to registration for the MARC.
You will need to bring your Photo ID and Proof of Address. Drive-up registration will not be permitted. Any questions, send message to Orange County Disaster Rebuild Facebook Page.
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- The Port Arthur Chiropractic will be giving food and supplies to those in need on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (1907 Jefferson Drive Suite 350 Port Arthur, TX 77642)
- Saturday, Sept. 5 - People can receive meals at Deweyville High School (171 TX-12, Deweyville/TX 12 and Highway 87)
- Orange Assembly Church of God will be distributing food boxes Saturday, Sept. 5 starting at 3 p.m. at 1911 N. 16th Street, Orange, TX 77630.
- The Salvation Army is serving lunch and dinner at 4 locations in Orange County on Saturday, Sept. 5
- Orange Corps – The Salvation Army, 1950 MLK Drive, Orange
- Vidor – Family Dollar 115 W. Bolivar St, Vidor
- Bridge City – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
945 W. Raundbunch Bridge City TX
Mauriceville Market Basket– 11816 Highway TX Highway 62
- First Assembly of God in Bridge City will serve meals each day this week at noon. Click here to follow them on Facebook and find out more.
Red Cross information
- "Shelters remain open for communities affected by flooding, wind damage and power outages or for those whose homes are in an evacuation zone. Shelter information may change quickly. Those with non-emergency flood-related or sheltering needs are urged to call the American Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS option 4."