Mayor announces collection drive for hurricane relief in Houston

Weymouth, MA – Mayor Robert Hedlund announced today that the Town of Weymouth is sponsoring a collection drive to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. The collection effort starts Wednesday, August 30th, and ends at 5:00 pm, Thursday, August 31st.

The Mayor is asking residents to contribute items from the list below. These items will be transported to Texas on Friday, September 1st, in coordination with relief entities.  


  • Toiletries
  • New blankets
  • Diapers (child and adult)
  • Baby formula


  • Weymouth Teen Center, Youth and Family Services

1393 Pleasant Street, Weymouth (First Floor, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm)

  • Weymouth Town Hall

75 Middle Street, Weymouth (First Floor/Main Lobby, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

  • Weymouth Police Station

140 Winter Street, Weymouth (First Floor/Main Lobby, Open 24 hours, Donations will be accepted until 5:00 pm, Thursday, August 31st)

To make a monetary donation*, residents may inquire with the following charitable organizations:

  • Salvation Army

Visit or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

  • American Red Cross

Visit, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10.00 donation.

  • Catholic Charities, USA


*These charitable organizations are not seeking supplies at this time.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Houston and all those touched by Hurricane Harvey,” said Mayor Robert Hedlund. “Let’s do what we can to help the families and individuals who are struggling during this terrible natural disaster.”