The lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey still pose a significant burden to hundreds of students and employees at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). To assist those struggling to get help, UHD is offering a Disaster Relief Fair from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 in the Special Events Center (A300).
The fair, organized by UHD’s Disaster Assistance Office, will feature more than 16 disaster-related organizations. Attendees are highly encouraged to bring proof of identification, residency, household income and health insurance.
Free tetanus shots—along with HIV, blood pressure and glucose testing—will be available during the fair. A drawing will be held for attendees to win one of three gift cards valued at $100, $50 and $25.
At 1:30 p.m., a FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) and representatives from Legal Aid and the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) will take the stage to speak on disaster assistance topics and answer questions from the audience.
Representatives from the following organizations are scheduled to attend:
- ABC Dental
- Bee Busy Wellness Center
- Caring for Children Foundation – Care Van Program
- Catholic Charities
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- FEMA VAL
- Harris Health Financial Assistance Program (Gold Card)
- Houston Habitat for Humanity
- Houston Health Department Environmental Health
- Legal Aid
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Greater Houston)
- Texas Gulf Coast Regional VOAD
- UT Employee/Student Assistance Programs
- United Way
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Additional organizations are being confirmed, and a complete list of agencies will be available at the information table on the day of the fair.
For more information on the Disaster Relief Fair, contact UHD Disaster Assistance Specialist Ruama Camp at 713-221-8091 or DisasterAssistance@uhd.edu.