Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth is partnering with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management to be an official Hurricane Harvey relief donation center, the agency announced Wednesday.
Goodwill said its 23 area retail stores and 18 attended donation centers will serve as donation sites for relief items, which will be distributed through the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management to evacuees relocated to North Texas.
Goodwill Fort Worth also will provide 700 backpacks filled with new socks and toiletries to evacuees at the City of Fort Worth routing center at Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center, the news release said.
Items specifically mentioned at needed include baby diapers and formula; socks and underwear for men, women and children in new packaging; blankets and towels; and plus-size clothing.
“While we’re not set up as a disaster relief organization, we do have the infrastructure in place to accept large quantities of donations and transport them throughout the city,” David Cox, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, said in the news release. “Our hearts are broken over those who have lost everything and who are displaced from their homes; therefore, we are so happy to be able to assist in this effort alongside the City and the County.”
For a full list of donation sites and hours, please visit: goodwillfortworth.org/donate/find-a-donation-station.
– FWBP Staff