For the most up-to-date information on Harvey relief efforts, visit Protect TX Fragile Kids.
As I’m sure you’ve heard, portions of Texas have been devastated by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. As parents of children with complex medical needs, this terrifies us; we know first-hand how crucial medical supplies are to keeping our children alive and safe, and relief organizations are often ill-equipped to handle specialized medical needs.
Last year, when Louisiana was devastated by flooding, medical supply companies were incapacitated. Children with complex medical needs were at increased risk for illness and infection due to the compromised air quality as a result of the toxic flood waters. A year ago, before Little Lobbyists existed, many of the families who are now part of Little Lobbyists banded together, collected pediatric medical supplies, rented a U-Haul and drove them down to Louisiana, where they were distributed by the Trach Mommas of Louisiana to local families with children who had lost all their medical supplies in the flooding.
This year, Little Lobbyists are partnering up with Trach Mommas of Louisiana, Protect TX Fragile Kids, The Parker Lee Project, Advocates for Medically Fragile Kids NC, and Moms of Trach Babies to help out our friends in Texas. We need to move quickly. We are collecting pediatric medical supplies and are connecting with local families and organizations in and around the Houston area so that supplies can be distributed to the children who need them.
How you can help: Donate medical supplies or funds!
If you’d like to make a monetary contribution:
- Donate to The Parker Lee Project (TPLP). TPLP is a 501(c)(3) organization
If you have medical supplies to donate:
Medical supplies must be unopened, unused, and unexpired. For suggestions on packing and organizing your supplies, click here.
- If you are in Texas and have surplus supplies, Texas drop-off locations are on this map.
- The Parker Lee Project is no longer accepting donated supplies
- We are no longer accepting donations in the Washington, DC area.
- You may ship or deliver supplies to Trach Mommas of Louisiana at the following address:
Trach Mommas of Louisiana
11725 Industrialplex Blvd Suite 3
Baton Route, LA 70809
Deliveries are by appointment only.
If you want to volunteer to distribute supplies locally:
If you are in Texas, please fill out this form to help us plan.
If you are in Louisiana, please fill out this form to help us plan.
If you have questions, please email Elena Hung and Michelle Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will direct your question to the appropriate individual.