H-E-B, Texas’ largest grocery chain responds to hurricane Harvey by rolling out a disaster relief convoy. According to H-E-B, the convoy includes fifteen vehicles, including two mobile kitchens, water and fuel tankers, portable generators, emergency grocery supplies and equipment.
H‑E‑B’s DRUs (Disaster Relief Units) are fully equipped with an H‑E‑B Pharmacy and mobile Business Services unit, which allows displaced residents to fill prescriptions, cash checks and pay bills, as well as provide access to an ATM. The H‑E‑B Mobile Kitchens, two 45‑foot‑long food preparation facilities that are each designed to serve up to 2,500 meals per hour, will set up and serve hot meals to first responders and storm victims.
In addition, H-E-B dispatched a team of 100 employees to help assist in helping folks that have been impacted by the storm. HEB will be providing dry-ice, bottled water, dry-goods, and medicine. One of the mobile units includes a mobile pharmacy.
The convoy was dispatched to Victoria, Texas and staged at the HEB store at 1505 E. Rio Grande, Victoria, Texas. Another journalist, NBC5’s Brian Curtis posted a video on Facebook showing the convoy on the side of the road preparing to deploy.