September 01, 2021 at 9:50am | Just Ask Matt

After Hurricane Ida, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lafitte, LA, shortly before dawn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida - RE/MAX Universal Responds


Offices of RE/MAX Universal are accepting donations to take to relief sites set up in and around Southwest Louisiana. Please drop off items at any location listed below, Mon.-Fri., 9 am - 5 pm. (except Monday, Sept. 6). We are collecting through Sept. 8.

There is widespread need throughout the parishes and reports say that the barrier island community of Grand Isle "uninhabitable." Hurricane Ida is claimed to be the fifth strongest storm to hit the US mainland with the Gulf Coast and southern Louisiana coastal areas hit particularly hard. It could be weeks yet before power is restored and clean-up begins to restore living conditions.

Some of the top items we are collecting for Louisana Relief include:

  • Personal hygiene products (shampoo, brushes, soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, deodorant, ladies products, baby and adult diapers/wipes)
  • Cold night essentials (tents, blankets, pillows, socks, jackets)
  • Non-perishable foods (granola bars, cereal, pop-tarts, canned foods, pasta/rice, baby food/formula, etc.)
  • Kids toys (new)
  • Gift cards (Walmart, Target, Dollar General, Walgreens, etc.)
  • Bottled Water, Juice Boxes, and drinks such as Gatorade
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Bug spray, sunscreen
  • Flashlights/lanterns, batteries
  • Face masks, hand sanitizer/cleaner
  • Chainsaw and generator oil
  • Cleaning supplies (trash bags, bleach, soap, mops, brooms, cleaning towels, soaps, personal hygiene supplies)
  • School supplies
  • Pet supplies

RE/MAX Universal is honored to do its part to assist our neighbors and restore communities.


If you would like to donate items, our main collection offices are:

RE/MAX Universal New Caney
22893 Antique Lane, New Caney TX 77357

RE/MAX Universal Porter
21693 FM1314, Porter TX 77365

RE/MAX Universal Cypress
16410 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress TX 77429

RE/MAX Universal Vintage
9720 Cypresswood Dr #310, Houston, TX 77070

RE/MAX Universal Northwest REALTORS®
6401 Cypresswood, Ste 100, Spring, TX 77379

Collections through Sept. 10, drop-off times: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (offices closed Sept. 6, Labor Day)

Grand Isle Hurricane Ida from FOX 8 video:


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