Baton Rouge groups launch initiative to help Houston residents affected by wintry weather

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Pallets of various foods are stacked on shelves in the extensive warehouse at the Houston Food Bank Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Houston. It’s the largest U.S. food bank and national food bank leaders say they don’t see an end in sight to the demand. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Three Baton Rouge groups have formed the Texas Giveback Initiative to help Houston residents after last week’s wintry weather caused mass power outages and left many without water.

Anchor Community Services, the Jewel J. Newman Community Center and Elevate Church of Baton Rouge are asking the public to make donations to aid the initiative. Those groups are asking for the following items:

  • Bottled water
  • Home Depot, Lowe’s or VISA gift cards to help Houston residents make repairs
  • Monetary donations, which should be sent via Cash App to $icresults

Donors can drop off bottled water and gift cards at each organization through Friday. Addresses are as follows:

All donations will go to the Houston Food Bank next week, according to city spokesperson Jamie Presley.

For more information, call the Jewel J. Newman Community Center at (225) 775-3935.


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