Hurricane Harvey: How to Help in Boise

As many of you may know, being from South Florida entails experiencing my own share of hurricanes. Now that I’ve lived through snow storms, tornados, ice storms – I can truly compare these natural disasters living through a hurricane. With any natural disaster, you can do as much pre-planning as possible, but you can never anticipate the destruction until the hurricane is over. I remember my family losing power for 8 long days. Another hurricane came later that year, resulting in 5 days without power.

 


I’ve been receiving a few direct messages asking about how you all can donate locally to help with Hurricane Harvey.  Below is a list of local companies and events that are hosting/leading efforts to help with Hurricane Harvey victims:

 


Roaring Springs Waterpark

Roaring Springs Water Park in Meridian is hosting a benefit concert in partnership with Project 88.7. From 6:30pm – 9:30pm Thursday August 31st, enjoy full access to roaring springs, have fun listening to music all while raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief. ALL PROCEEDS from the show will go to the relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Tickets are $20+tax per person online in advance. if you have a group of 15 or more,  call 208-884-8842 ext. 3031 to make advance reservations at $15+ tax per person. For more information, please visit Roaring Springs Instagram page at @roaringspringswaterparkidaho.

 


BBQ4Life

The owners of BBQ4Life is heading to Houston to cook for the Hurricane Harvey victims. They are driving their largest smoker to Houston next Monday. The ultimate goal is for them to bring TWO of their largest trucks to Houston. According to their Facebook page, the need the following to be donated:

  • Cases of meat
  • #10 cans of vegetables
  • Styrofoam clam shells
  • aluminum trays and lids
  • paper towels
  • silverware packs (pack with fork, knife. napkin, salt and pepper)
  • food service gloves
  • aluminum foil
  • BBQ sauce
  • rubs and seasonings
Brad Taylor – the owner – also started a GoFundMe account to help pay for travel costs. Please donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/fuel-for-trip-to-houston. 
You can drop off the donations directly at their location at 930 South Vista Avenue

Haircuts for Houston
Local hairstyles are hosting a Cut-a-Thon to help raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Mary- Selena  of @boise_hair is originally from Houston, and she is coordinating these efforts. The event is September 8th at Chateau des Fleurs. Haircuts will be $25, but you can of course donate more. They will also collect supplies including:
  • nonperishable foods
  • water
  • diapers
  • wipes
  • formula
  • dog/cat food
  • clothes
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • women’s hygiene
  • anything that will help
To learn more about the event, visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/728653643985138/
If you have any word on additional efforts, please email me at theboisebucketlist@gmail.com. I will repost on my page and add to this blog post.

I’m thankful I never was a victim of total destruction from a hurricane. I just know that when the community comes together (near and far), it helps offset the pain and sorrow you feel when things are beyond your control and you are left with nothing. Your help and donations will help those in need see light during this time of darkness.

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