DETROIT (WWJ) – Help for Houston. Detroit police are collecting items for first responders following major flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the “Houston Relief Run” comes with a message of unity:

“We’re one. We are in this together — we’re never alone,” said Craig. “We throw out partisan politics — it’s all about one country, one America and we don’t care where – we go where we are needed.

“People fail to realize the role of first responders in times of disaster and the level of service they have to provide. Often times, they are victims themselves and in need of basic supplies.”

Items requested for donations:

Deodorant, soap, body wash

Shampoo & Conditioner


Hand Sanitizer

Personal Feminine Hygiene Items

Bottled Water

Mosquito Repellent

A semitruck is set up outside police headquarters at 3rd and Michigan Avenue for two days so anyone can donate any time of day — Tuesday through midnight Wednesday.

If you’d like to donate money — you can do so online through the Detroit Public Safety Foundation’s website: HERE

“We’ll have police officers here to take whatever anyone wants to donate — any time day or night,” said Craig.

Ten Detroit police officers will drive the truck down to Houston on Thursday.

Where to drive up and donate:

Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
1301 Third Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226


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