Mayor: Public Heeds Call to Donate Texas Relief Supplies

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini stands with dozens of donated supplies.

An appeal by Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini Wednesday for donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey brought dozens of gifts, virtually filling the city’s 311 Call Center.

The mayor’s office conducted the drive in concert with an effort called “Help for Houston,” led by Boston mayor Marty Walsh. The appeal sought diapers, baby wipes, dog and cat food, power strips and toiletries.

“Today, when we got to work, the people already had things here. They flooded the mayor’s office with diapers, with dog supplies, with electrical cords and it was so heartwarming to see,” Fiorentini said.

While the city has packed up the donations and sent them off, the mayor said there is still a need for more help.

“Now, we are urging people to go online to the city website, click on the donate button and we have a bunch of agencies like the Red Cross where you can donate. Our hearts go out to the people down in the Texas area. They are our countrymen, they’re our friends, they’re our brothers. We want to do everything we can to help.”

The donation section of the city’s website is at