RELIEF UNITS: Providing aid in times of crisis, H-E-B’s Emergency Response Team has Disaster Relief Units (DRUs) and an H-E-B Mobile Kitchen stationed in Rockport with a second team in Houston. With so many neighborhoods devastated by the storm, our DRUs and Mobile Kitchen will continue to distribute much needed food, supplies and water to those in need.
We will continue to operate a Mobile Kitchen, Mobile Pharmacy and Mobile Business Center at the H-E-B in Rockport. So far, our teams have already handed out 20,000 hot meals and truckloads of water and ice to people in Victoria, Rockport and Aransas Pass.
· To date, H-E-B has donated more than $1 million, which includes Food Bank donations, Disaster Relief Units and monetary commitments.
· Hundreds of H-E-B Partners companywide continue to volunteer where there is need, helping with donation drives, food service and other relief efforts.
· To date, H-E-B has donated more than 72,240 cases of water, or 43 truckloads, to people and communities in need throughout storm affected areas across Texas.
· To date, H-E-B has donated more than 56,700 bags of ice, or 15 truckloads, to communities affected by the storm.
· Central Market stores are supporting Dallas-area shelters, distributing a total of 4,500 meals and snacks that will continue throughout the weekend.
· A Gelato/Ice Cream truck was deployed to a local Dallas shelter to provide treats to people.
· H-E-B locations in the Upper and Lower Rio Grande Valley are drop-off points, accepting donations for the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley.
· Daily, H-E-B volunteer teams are helping at the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.
· More than 100 Partners from the San Antonio region will be deployed to Houston on Thursday to assist in store recovery and disaster relief.
· Nearly one hundred H-E-B Partners from San Antonio have volunteered to help sort donations at the San Antonio Food Bank.
· Several San Antonio H-E-B Pharmacies are filling prescriptions for area shelters.
· Teams continue to distribute truckloads of water and ice to people in affected communities such as Aransas Pass, Portland and Rockport.
· Partners from across the company and from the Gulf Region have worked tirelessly to reopen stores and restock store shelves with items.
· H-E-B Partners have distributed a truckload of water to help people affected by flooding in La Grange.
· H-E-B is providing support to 15 shelters across Central Texas with items such as food, baby items and personal hygiene items and have filled over 1,000 emergency prescriptions.
· A trailer full of pet crates, food and treats were donated to Austin-area pet shelters to assist in evacuated animal care for over 230 animals.
· Thursday through Saturday H-E-B employees will host H-E-Buddy Ice Cream Socials at four Austin-area shelters.
MULTIMEDIA: The following are links to video footage, capturing our relief efforts: · H-E-B truck convoy from San Antonio to Houston · Mobile Kitchen arrives in Houston · Tour of H-E-B Emergency Operations Center · Transportation and supply chain efforts · Partners distributing donation in Rockport
HOW TO DONATE: Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 30, people will be able to make monetary donations when using our H-E-B Curbside service and on HEB.com and our H-E-B Mobile App. All monies accepted from the Tear Pad campaign, which we launched in-store this weekend, will benefit the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Feeding Texas with their disaster relief efforts.
STORE OPERATIONS: To stay current with H-E-B news, visit heb.com/disaster or follow our updates via Facebook at @HEB and Twitter at @HEB and @HEBPrepared.
The Emergency Response Team, is a convoy of more than 15 vehicles, which includes the DRUs, two H-E-B Mobile Kitchens, water and fuel tankers and H-E-B trailers. H-E-B’s DRUs are fully equipped with an H-E-B Pharmacy and mobile Business Services unit, which allows displaced residents to fill prescriptions, cash checks and pay bills, as well as provide access to an ATM. The H-E-B Mobile Kitchens, two 45-foot-long food preparation facilities that are designed to serve up to 6,000 meals per day, are staffed with H-E-B Partners who serve hot meals to first responders and people in need.