Detroit woman stuck in Houston during Harvey launches drive to help out

Posted at 6:39 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 18:39:21-04

Sherrie Handrinos lives in Detroit, but commutes for work.

She was recently in Houston and got stuck there when Hurricane Harvey hit. Since she stays in a high-rise condo, she didn't have to deal with flooding issues in her home, but has seen the devastation first hand all around her.

What she has witnessed broke her heart and she decided she needs to do something and knew metro Detroiters would step up to help.

So, she reached out to an organization she's worked with before called Houston Flood Relief and asked them what they need.

She received this list:

  • Backpacks stuffed with toiletries
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Body soap
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Brushes
  • Combs
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Stick lighters/Glow sticks
  • Small First Aid Kits

She made some calls and put together a weekend of giving called #Detroit2Houston. Those who want to help can drop off any of those items at two locations.

On Saturday, September 2nd, you can donate needed items at in the parking lot of Airtime Trampoline & Game Park in Troy at 662 E. Big Beaver Road from 9am-4pm.

You can also donate on Sunday, September 3rd from 1pm-4pm across the street from Greater Grace Temple (Rogell Golf Course Parking Lot) 18601 Berg Road at 7 Mile.