The city of Houston, Texas and areas of southeastern Texas have experienced unprecedented flooding and damage from Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the state’s Gulf Coast on Friday, August 25. The loss of property and sheer devastation that several hundred thousand people are experiencing is catastrophic — and Fleet Feet Sports wants your help in bringing much-needed aid to them.
Glad you asked. The Fleet Feet Sports Franchise Advisory Council is working with the Fleet Feet Sports Houston team to make sure our shoes go directly to those in need. We're calling on our Fleet Feet Sports community around the country to help us collect new or gently-used shoes, new pairs of socks, and new apparel to donate to victims of the storm. To streamline organizational efforts, please do the following prior to dropping off your donation:
All Fleet Feet Sports locations are accepting donations. Click here to find your nearest store.
Yes, there are. Here’s a list of non-profit organizations that are underway in raising funds to provide both immediate relief as well as help with long-term recovery efforts:
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund — set up by Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, this fund accepts tax-deductible flood relief donations to exclusively help victims of this storm.
United Way of Greater Houston
American Red Cross
Pets and animals haven’t been forgotten, either: