San Diego Plumber, Brent Watkins grew up in Bayfront, Texas in the southeast part of Houston...
He’s been in touch with friends and family whose homes have been demolished by Hurricane Harvey. Watkins is currently a Plumbing Service Technician at Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air.
He is asking fellow San Diegans to donate supplies to help. He will be distributing the donated items directly to his family, friends, cousins, aunt, uncles and his mother. He will drop off any extra items at local shelters. Our company is providing one of our biggest trucks and a trailer. The goal is to load up the truck and trailer and take the supplies directly to the people of these communities where Brent grew up as quickly as possible.
On Thursday, September 7, Watkins and George Perez, a co-worker/family friend (Brent is also the Godfather to George’s baby girl who just turned one-year old) will head to Texas. Hopefully, the rains will have subsided by then and they will be able to reach their destination in southeastern Houston. Currently there is no access due to flooding and devastation.
When Brent shared the devastating news from family/friends affected by Hurricane Harvey with his colleagues at work, he said everyone wanted to help. And being the problem solvers that they are, his request for a few days off to see what he could do on his own has turned into a much larger effort that will help so many more people. Brent’s 55-year old Mom has been safely evacuated – her home is completely flooded. She is staying with her daughter and son in law in Mount Belview. Seven of Brent’s close friends have completely lost their homes, destroyed/demolished. Some are staying in local shelters and facing an uncertain future.
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS NEEDED.
To Drop off items:
Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air
1830 John Towers Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
During the following hours:
- Saturday 9am-1pm
- Sunday 9am-1pm
- Monday (Labor Day) 9-11am
- Tues and Wed 7am-1pm *updated due to overwhelming response, please call the hotline below if you would still like to donate.
Large deliveries or special hours?
Call the Anderson Hurricane Harvey Hotline at (866) 374-0402. This is a phone which someone will have at all times to answer any questions that come in or help make special arrangements. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: We have experienced a generous outpouring of donations from our community! At this time, we have to stop accepting donations, so we can focus on getting items sorted packed and delivered. If you would like to donate medical supplies, baby formula or other items that you feel need consideration, please call our hotline (866) 374-0402 so we may handle on a case by case basis. Thank you all, many times, for your support!
Your Donations Have Been Delivered
Thank you to all of the caring San Diego residents and businesses that donated!