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Donate a "Tote for Hope" to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Donate a "Tote for Hope" to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

posted: 09/05/2017


Relief Effort for displaced Hurricane Harvey families

Sherry Meadows, NAR President Region V, is calling on Central Mississippi REALTORS® for help in coordinating a huge REGIONAL effort to get items for hygiene care packages to Texas for those in shelters

“Totes for Hope” is a relief effort that provides gallon-sized Ziploc bags filled with travel sized toiletry and hygiene items for families living in Houston’s shelters.

Each bag will be stuffed inside blue totes provided courtesy of Florida Realtors®.   Those filled totes will then be shipped to the Texas for distribution to Houston and surrounding area shelters. 


Totes for Hope Drop-off

Monday, September 11

MS REALTORS® Building (South Hall)

10:00am – 12:00pm

Bring your filled Ziploc bags to MAR and CMR staff and volunteers will pack each into a blue drawstring Tote bag for shipping. If you’d like to volunteer, send your name and availability to


We strongly emphasize travel size purchases.   One bag filled with needed items will weigh approximately 2 lbs.

  • Adhesive Bandages [travel-size] Please divide up in smaller packages, if purchased in bulk.  First Aid in travel section kit also helpful.
  • Safety Pins [include a handful in each bag for needed repairs]
  • Toothbrushes [travel size with toothpaste also helpful]
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Body wash
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disposable Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Combs/Brushes
  • Bars of Soap / body wash (small travel size bottle)
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Pocket Tissues
  • Lotion (small travel size bottle)
  • Mouthwash
  • Lip Balm

*Additional items:

  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Fleece Throws
  • Deck of Cards
  • Nail Clippers
  • Rain Poncho
  • Pens/Notepads
  • Socks
  • Sewing Kits
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Pocket mirror
  • Sunscreen / Bugspray

*Additional items may be placed in Ziploc bags for inclusion in shipments.

Again, thank you for all heeding the call to help our neighbors in Texas that are displaced by catastrophic flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. In Region 5, we are all too familiar with the immediate human need that arises after these storms, and we know how strongly a community comes together to help.

Please closely keep an eye on HURRICANE IRMA.  Projections are showing the hurricane category 3 and nearing the lesser Antilles and Southeast coast in the next 5 to 10 days.