How To Help – 2015 Memorial Holiday Floods

How To Help – 2015 Memorial Holiday Floods

Donating Items

The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) has established two donation drop-off locations for Central Texas disaster assistance. However, the public is urged to please know before you go regarding what donations are needed and can be received.

Needed items and can be donated:
• Rubber gloves
• Rubber boots
• Tarps
• Shovels
• Plastic storage bins
• Cleaning supplies
• Non-perishable and canned-food
• First aid kits
• New underwear (in unopened packaging)
• Socks (in unopened packaging)

Drop off location for items above:
• 1905 S Capitol Texas Highway, Austin Texas 78746
• Mon-Sat, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Sun, 2 to 9 p.m.

Gently-used clothing, shoes and purses can be donated at the ADRN Hope Family Thrift Store:
• 1122 East 51st Street Austin, Texas, 78723
• Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shoal Creek Cleanup

The Shoal Creek Conservancy, a non-profit organization that helps maintain Shoal Creek in Austin, is consolidating volunteer opportunities to assist in flood cleanup along Shoal Creek.

People interested in being a part of the volunteer effort should visit shoalcreekconservancy.org/flood2015 join a Flood Clean Up mailing list and see news, events and opportunities.

Hays County Volunteer and Donation Information

Up-to-date information on Hays County, including San Marcos and Wimberley is posted at sanmarcostx.gov/smtxflood. Below are individual links that will take you to the Donation and Volunteering sections of their website.

•Fundraising and Donations
•Volunteers
Blanco County Volunteer and Donation Information
A hotline and email account have been established at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for citizens wishing to offer assistance. Email blancoflood@nbcems.org or call 830-833-4525.
Central Texas Red Cross
Volunteers are needed in Central Texas for Red Cross volunteers help with shelters, feeding, recovery casework, logistics and more.
To Volunteer: Visit RedCross.org/Austin Volunteer section and fill out our online application. Someone will call you back as soon as possible so you can start helping your community.
To Donate: Make a monetary donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, visiting RedCross.org or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
United Way for Greater Austin
United Way for Greater Austin has set up a disaster recovery fund to assist those affected by the Memorial Day weekend floods. Greater Austin United Way is working with United Ways of Hays County, as well as local officials, to distribute these funds directly to those in need in the coming days, weeks and months.
Donate online or by by texting FLOODS to 41444 to make a United Way donation.
Salvation Army

Financial donations can be made to support The Salvation Army’s regional response to Central Texas flooding online at www.salvationarmyaustin.org or by check to The Salvation Army, PO Box 1000, Austin, Texas 78767.

The Salvation Army is not able to accept donated goods for disaster relief. Financial donations are greatly appreciated and will help support the ongoing relief efforts.

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN)

If you are not an ADRN volunteer, you can still volunteer to help in the clean-up efforts that will be scheduled to deploy to Wimberley and San Marcos. More will be posted to notify of the hours, locations, what to bring, what to wear and how you can sign-up for shifts at the ADRN website and Facebook page.

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