Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth has partnered with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management to be an official Hurricane Harvey relief donation center. Our 23 area retail stores and 18 attended donation centers will serve as donation sites for the following relief items, which will be distributed through the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management to evacuees that have been relocated to North Texas:
- Baby diapers and formula
- Socks/underwear for men, women and children in new packaging
- Blankets and towels
- Plus-size clothing
For a full list of donation sites and hours, please visit https://www.goodwillfortworth.org/donate/find-a-donation-station/.
Additionally, Goodwill Fort Worth will provide 700 backpacks filled with new socks and toiletries to evacuees at the City of Fort Worth routing center at Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center.
Goodwill Fort Worth will refer individuals displaced to North Texas requesting assistance to call 211 for instructions for sheltering availability and other assistance. Goodwill Fort Worth will work closely with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management to fulfill the needs of those individuals.
“Goodwill’s mission is to provide jobs and job training for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. While we’re not set up as a disaster relief organization, we do have the infrastructure in place to accept large quantities of donations and transport them throughout the city,” said David Cox, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth. “Our hearts are broken over those who have lost everything and who are displaced from their homes; therefore we are so happy to be able to assist in this effort alongside the City and the County.”
Goodwill Fort Worth stands ready to assist our sister agencies at Goodwill Industries of Houston, Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana (Beaumont/Lake Charles) and Goodwill Industries of South Texas (Victoria/Corpus Christi) once they determine any needs we can fulfill.
About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth
Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.
Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission - job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.