SERVE at Home - Make Hurricane Kits for SEARCH Homeless


Family Volunteering

Start Date
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2 hours
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Houston, TX
United States

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Activity Description

SERVE at Home is a way for your family to spread kindness and help our community on your own, anytime, anywhere! We want to keep Houston volunteering all week long!

For this activity, you will work with your family at home to assemble disaster preparedness supplies for SEARCH to hand out to their clients.  During hurricane season from June to November, people living on the streets face an elevated risk of displacement and unsafe conditions. Your family can help make a difference for them.

You will need to provide the supplies for this activity. You can complete this activity on your own anytime during the month.

Activity Directions

Purchase some of the following items to include in your SEARCH Hurricane Bags. The most needed disaster preparedness supplies are:

  • Bottled water
  • Rain poncho
  • Flashlights plus compatible batteries (no candles, please!)
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Hand-cranked radios
  • Backup lighting batteries
  • Ziploc plastic bags for important documents
  • Toilet paper
  • First aid kit

Place the items in a large ziplock bag or plastic container. If you don’t have every item, that is ok! Add what you can. It will all be very much appreciated. You can also make cards to place in the kits with messages to brighten the day for SEARCH's clients who are experiencing homelessness.

You can purchase supplies for and make as many hurricane kits as your family is able to donate. We recommend making 6 hurricane kits, but any amount you can put together is appreciated.

Drop-Off Address:  4211 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77025

Drop-Off Instructions:

Please drop off your kits at our storage unit located at CubeSmart. You can leave items at the front desk in bags labelled for Generation SERVE. Please make sure they are aware the items are for Unit #1201. The front office is open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-6pm, Saturdays from 8:30-5 and Sundays 11-3.

Tell Us When You're Finished

Please complete this form to let us know you've completed the activity! We would love to see pictures of your family working together to complete this activity, so please take a photo to share with us! You can submit the photo through our form.

Activity Requirements

  • This activity is great for all ages. 
  • Our program is designed to be a family experience. We want parents and caregivers to work alongside their child(ren) for all our Family Volunteering activities.

More About Our Partner

SEARCH provides hope, creates opportunity, and transforms lives for thousands of men, women, and children who are trying to break free from the cycle of poverty and homelessness in Houston.

Support Generation SERVE

A $10 donation would help us continue developing new activities and ways for families to spread kindness throughout the community. You also can become a family sponsor to support us in providing fun volunteer opportunities for other families! Thank you for your support and generosity! We appreciate it!

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