Please note that information in this article will be updated as developments change.
The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County supported relief efforts due to the conditions associated with Hurricane Harvey and activated a shelter in the region for evacuees. A State of Disaster was declared via proclamation and there was an Emergency Addition to the City Council Meeting for Aug. 29.
The shelter that housed Hurricane Harvey evacuees closed Monday, Sept. 18. Here are facts about the process:
- At 1 p.m. on Sept. 18, a bus left to Port Arthur carrying 47-53 people.
- 47 people stayed at the shelter the night of Sept. 17.
- 14 households will be housed in hotels the night of Sept. 18, and Catholic Charities will provide hotel stays until FEMA vouchers are provided. FWISD will provide transportation to school-age children until families are placed in permanent housing.
- 24 individuals are going home on the bus and are planning on returning once they gather their belongings. These families will be connected with a Catholic Charities case manager upon their return to North Texas.
- The Fort Worth shelter was in operation for 22 days (Aug. 28-Sept. 18, 2017).
- The daily census in all Tarrant County shelters reached as high as 247.
- American Red Cross volunteers logged 9,000 volunteer hours.
- Salvation Army provided meals to shelter guests.
- Citizen Emergency Response Team volunteers logged 2,590 hours, spread among 10 agencies.
Participating agencies (partial list)
Below is a list of some of the many agencies and companies that contributed products, services and volunteer time to the shelter operations. More names will be added as final reports are prepared.
- City of Fort Worth
- Tarrant County
- FWISD (provided shelter and worked with families with school-aged children)
- American Red Cross (provided shelter management)
- Salvation Army (provided meals)
- Church without Walls (provided a shelter)
- MHMR (provided 111 behavioral health professionals to provide disaster behavioral health services in the shelter and in the community)
- Catholic Charities (provided social services and long-term recovery effort)
- Tarrant County VOAD
- Blue Mesa Grill
- CAPA – Clergy and Police Alliance
- Childcare Associates
- Children’s Defense Fund
- Cook Children’s Medical Center
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Fort Worth Museum of Science and History/OMNI Theater
- Fort Worth Police Department Explorers
- Fort Worth Zoo
- In-N-Out Burgers
- Junior League of Fort Worth
- Kona Ice
- Movie Tavern
- Pet Therapy
- Primary Readiness
- Resource Recovery Council
- Tarrant County Food Bank
- Z’s Café
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