As Tropical Storm Harvey wreaks havoc in Pearland, the Pearland Islamic Center opens doors to flood victims.
In a social media post from the Pearland Islamic Center Facebook page:
The Pearland Islamic Center has opened up a shelter in our facility to help those impacted by flooding in Garden Road and throughout the Pearland area. We will be open 24 hours a day, providing a dry place to stay, water, restroom and emotional support for displaced residents.
We are making arrangements to bring food and water as soon as the roads are reopened.
In the meantime, We are partnering with Red Cross and City of Pearland to supply food and water. We also need your help!
ISGH social service Sr Bibi Khan is working to provide us with blankets, pillow, and personal hygiene supplies. Our center will also be used as staging area for supplies in rest of Houston area flood victims.
Our Pearland Scout troops PACK 713 will be
helping us in distribution of food, water blankets, and pillows. Please contact Br Bassel Choucair if you want to volunteer:
Our urgent needs:
1. Ready to eat food.
2. Bottle water,
4. Doctor’s for medical advice
5. Volunteers for guest registration, food distribution, and center custodian.
Please contact if you want to help!
We also need following supplies:
Canned food (tuna, veg, beans, chickpeas,soup)
If you would like to donate to help with flood aid and relief, please donate to ISGH either online (PICISGH.ORG) or directly to Wallis State Bank Account, account number 52930 (Title: ISGH Relief Fund). All donations will be made directly to this fund to assist victims of Harvey.
I hope and pray for the safety and security of our citizens in Pearland and greater Houston area.
Abul Azad, Director
Pearland Islamic Center
The National Weather Service is predicting another 20 to 25 inches of rain for southeast Texas with some parts of Houston expected to accumulate as much as 50 inches of rain.
“It just really is a disaster that is only now beginning to unfold,” said meteorologist Patrick Burke of the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center. “I think we’re going to run out of words to describe this, honestly.”
The City of Pearland encourages residents to stay home when you can. If you need a shelter, Text 43362 and type shelter and your zip code.
For the latest news and information, please follow the City of Pearland’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CityofPearland/
3:18pm Update: The road to the shelter is flooded and impassible. The center plans to reopen later this week.