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WESTCHESTER / NOTTINGHAM FOREST 8 / THORNWOOD - HARVEY DISASTER RELIEF

UPDATED: Monday, October 2

Hello Neighbors,

We are all devastated by the impact Hurricane Harvey has had on our community, and the amazing residents here have wasted no time in rallying together to begin to rebuild our neighborhood. Please read through this document to familiarize yourself with the relief efforts that have been put in place, and share this document with all of your neighbors who may not receive it through the usual online channels. As the saying goes, "it takes a village", and we know that collectively, the families of Westchester, Nottingham Forest 8 and Thornwood will rally together to rebuild our beautiful neighborhoods!

NEIGHBORHOOD ONLINE STORAGE FOR FLOOD PICS/VIDEO/EVIDENCE

A storage drive is available and accessible to all residents to upload and store any pics or video footage taken. This will be helpful for all that need evidence for their claims. Please use the link to upload any pics and video of our neighborhoods.

Link to photo/video storage: http://tinyurl.com/Floodingpics

For more information, contact Meg Maguire: 
megmaguire05@yahoo.com

TIPS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FLOODED

-File with FEMA ASAP - https://www.disasterassistance.gov | Additional Disaster Assistance Program Information (pdf)
-As soon as water recedes begin removal of anything wet.
-Use NIOSH N95 approved masks
-Begin ripping out drywall and anything potentially molded
-Clothes can be salvaged. Wash 3-4 times. When not washing place in a trash bag and place outside.
-Begin washing clothes now. Even if they aren’t wet.
-Dishes can be salvaged. Place in a plastic tub. We can ask SJV to let us run through a commercial dishwasher.
-Manpower will be key!

Document Resources *** NEW ***

- Flood Recovery Checklist (xlsx)
- Personal Property Inventory (xlsx)


Items that can help now:

-Help with transportation 
-Dehumidifiers
-N95 approved face masks
-Waders
-Fans
-Contractor size trash bags
-Worker gloves
-Disposable gloves (used to eat during a break)
-Folding tables (used to dry things out on or to place food/water for responders)
-Ice chests
-Ice
-Plastic tubs (move items out of homes)
-Cardboard moving boxes once things are dry and can be moved
-Large dumpsters
-Push brooms
-Storage containers (PODS)
-Sanitizer and wipes to clean hands between cleaning
-Safety Goggles
-Mold suits
-Extension cords
-Kilz 
-Sledgehammers
-Bug spray
-Shop vac

Ways responders can help:

-Manpower (help rip out sheetrock, move trash to curb, put things in bins)
-Wash clothes (see info above)
-Help find a commercial grade dishwasher (local church) and wash dishes
-Bring ready to eat food to responders (chicken tenders, sandwich)
-Hand out disposable gloves to responders when they are ready to eat
-Bring gatorade (water tends to waterlog hot workers)
-Make a meal schedule
-If you have evacuated purchase items at Loews or Home Depot to bring back
-Help watch children for those that need to work in their home.



Thank you for helping our wonderful community in this time of need. 


Sincerely, 

Kristin Anderson 
kristinlkanderson@gmail.com

Meg Maguire
megmaguire05@yahoo.com

Ruth Parks
ruthparks@att.net 

WOMEN'S CLUB CONTACTS
 
 Primary Contact  Michelle Pendleton  281-556-5355  michelle.pendleton@gmail.com
 Community Care Program (Westchester)  Debbie Escher  281-531-4470  debbie.escher@gmail.com
 Community Care Program (NF VIII)  Sue Steinbis  281-793-8715  ssteinbis2@outlook.com
 Yard of the Month
 & Holiday Decorations
 Brenda Thompson
 Cynthia Weir
 281-686-8795
 832-758-1252
 florine731@aol.com
 cynthia.wier@gmail.com
 Moms Club  Meg Maguire
 Kristin Anderson
 713-542-3441
 713-851-9721
 megmaguire05@yahoo.com
 kristinlkanderson@gmail.com
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