Meyerland Community Improvement Association
4999 W. Bellfort
Houston, TX  77035
  Phone  713-729-2167

Multi-Agency Resource Center

OPEN FROM 12:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE, 12, 2015

An assistance center has opened at Westbury United Methodist Church found at 5200 Willowbend Blvd. (on Willowbend at West Bellfort). At this location, you find many agencies dedicated to assist you in the recovery of your flooded property and to deal with the stresses and concerns over the disaster event.

It is open to people of all denominations, and there is no cost for the services received. All homeowners who have suffered loss, should stop by and visit with the wonderful volunteers who have come from around the world to help flood victims manage their recovery.

Organizations on site include:

All Hands Volunteers
American Red Cross
Lone Star Legal Aid
Mental Health America
Texas Annual Conference United Methodist Church

And many others...

Join the MCIA Email List

MCIA is actively sharing information with residents about flood recovery and resources that are available to residents.  All Meyerland residents are encouraged to sign up to receive communication from MCIA via email. 

Please fill out the information below to add your name to the email list. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

You will be added to the general MCIA email list and receive all future communications.  MCIA will never share your email address with other parties.

Keep watch out for theft of personal property.

With all of the items placed out at the curb for trash pick-up and in the yard for drying, other people from various parts of town have entered our neighborhood to take away some of these items. Unfortunately, they are helping themselves not only to the trash but also to non-trash items. Precinct 5 has many additional, very visible Deputies in our area and is assisting you in the protection of the items you want to keep, but they cannot be in all locations at all times. Please watch out for each other, close your doors and windows at night, set your alarms, and call Precinct 5 Deputies when a crime has been committed.

FEMA has declared disaster area for Harris County

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov.

Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

You will need:

  • Social Security number
  • Current and pre-disaster address
  • Telephone number where you can be contacted
  • Insurance information
  • Total household annual income
  • Routing and account number from your bank (only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred directly into your bank account).
  • Description of your losses that were caused by the disaster.

The link below provides a helpful spreadsheet for documenting contents losses:

http://www.uphelp.org/pubs/home-inventory-and-contents-claim-tips

Don’t forget to:

  • Document your damage in detail using your digital camera or cell phone.
  • Clean out your home.  Place all debris near the curb.  The City is working to pick up this debris within 30 days.  Please do NOT spend money renting a dumpster, The City will be picking up debris BEGINNING Saturday May 30, 2015.  Please place it between the sidewalk and street for collection.
  • For the next 8 weeks MCIA will not be citing our residents for heavy trash violations.

What the City is doing for you:

  • City is coordinating volunteers to assist those hardest hit near Brays Bayou and will be posting information on www.houstontx.gov/emergency
  • CenterPoint is working in our area.  They must carefully test the lines so as to avoid electrocution. They are working to restore power ASAP.
  • City tap water is drinkable.

 
Extended MCIA Office Hours:  9 am- 5 pm.   Come by the office to charge your phones or other devices, get some water, sit in the A/C or get additional information.


MCIA website will be updated with the most current information.  You are welcome to call the office directly at 713.729.2167 with any questions.  In addition, please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Neighbors helping Neighbors

Area residents who have not been affected by the flooding in their homes would like to help.  Many have volunteered with cleanup in homes, but others area willing to help by providing smaller, but still much needed services. Please contact these residents directly to make arrangements and get help with your needs.  

Laundry help

Dinah Schnitzer
4967 Dumfries
713-253-7460

Michelle Arnold
4943 Cheena
281-543-7437

Meg Groesbeck
5334 Wigton
281-658-4133

Shannon Lowry
lives in Westbury
713-305-2808
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(available weekends and evenings)

Jamie Lewis
5411 Imogene
713-703-2203
(available on weeknights)

Lillian Ortiz
lives in Westwood
832-623-1711

Tiffany Fisher
lives in Westbury
281-450-7677

Lillian S. Ragsdale
5223 Wigton
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Cora Wyne
Cheena
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Errands

Meg Groesbeck
5334 Wigton
281-658-4133

Shannon Lowry
lives in Westbury
713-305-2808
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(available weekends and evenings)

Jamie Lewis
5411 Imogene
713-703-2203
(available on weeknights)

Lillian Ortiz
lives in Westwood
832-623-1711

Tiffany Fisher
lives in Westbury
281-450-7677

Jim Fussell
5342 Rutherglenn
713-854-3754
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If you are able to help and would like to be added to this list - please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide

your name
address
phone number
and what assistance you are able to provide.  

More help available for flood victims

Free help for Houston-area flood victims.

Dealing with a flooded home can be overwhelming, some companies are offering free services for Houston area victims

Air BNB is making it easy for those forced out of their homes to connect with others who are willing to open their homes to flood victims. They are offering all services free for flood victims through June 9. Visit their website at https://www.airbnb.com/

U-Haul is offering flood victims 30 days of free storage at the following locations:

U-Haul Company of Gulf Coast Texas
1617 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
(800) 392-3181

U-Haul Company of East Houston
11202 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77066
(877) 755-6534

U-Haul Company of West Houston
8518 Highway 6 South
Houston, TX 77083
(800) 486-2382

U-Haul Storage Centers of Houston
2415 South Dairy Ashford Road
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 531-4022

In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people who need boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others to take them as needed – FREE. U-Haul encourages anyone who has any type of reusable box to drop it off at the nearest U-Haul location and allow another family to reuse the box, free of charge, instead of throwing the reusable box into the recycling bin.

The P&C Law Firm is offering free legal assistance to individuals affected by the storm. Contact Stacie Carr at 832-413-4024 for more information.

The Houston Bar Association is offering free legal advice on their LegalLine program from noon until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3. Flood victims can call 713-759-11-33 with questions.

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