Long history of helping Texans during hurricanes and disasters
Disaster Response Units and Mobile Kitchens dispatched to Victoria, Texas
H‑E‑B Food/Drugs is donating at least $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and are now accepting customer donations for the families and communities devastated by the storm. Sunday, all H‑E‑B, Central Market and Joe V’s Smart Shop stores across Texas launched a statewide tear pad campaign, giving customers an opportunity to support victims through donations of $1, $3, or $5, which can be added to their total grocery bill.
All monies accepted will benefit the American Red Cross for Texas Flood and Hurricane Relief, The Salvation Army and Feeding Texas. H-E-B is working closely with these organizations to quickly respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities impacted by the storm.
“H‑E‑B has received numerous requests from customers about how they can help support victims and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Winell Herron, H‑E‑B Group vice president of public affairs and diversity. “H‑E‑B’s tear pad campaign offers a convenient and efficient way for our customers to make a difference in the lives of thousands of families in need.”
H‑E‑B has mobilized its Emergency Response Team and dispatched its Disaster Response Units (DRUs) and the H‑E‑B Mobile Kitchens to the H‑E‑B at 1505 E. Rio Grande in Victoria. The 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, delivered much‑needed relief supplies and services to the communities in the affected hurricane area. More than 100 H‑E‑B Partners (employees) have volunteered to accompany the convoy and assist affected residents. Supplies to be delivered include food, water, ice, dry goods and medicine.
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 each designed to serve up to 2,500 meals per hour, will set up and serve hot meals to first responders and storm victims.
H‑E‑B is working directly with disaster relief agencies to efficiently distribute supplies to areas where they are needed most.
For 110 years, the company has demonstrated its commitment to communities in crisis by donating financial support, emergency supplies, drinking water and food, as well as providing efficient ways for customers to assist those affected by a natural disaster.