The Memorial Day weekend storms have left many with losses including loved ones and property damage. Many homes were flooded throughout Central Texas and certain counties have declared a state of emergency. Look at our list below to find out how you can help in the recovery process.
During this time, please note and share that the city of Austin is warning residents that high water levels have resulted in untreated wastewater runoff, and anyone living within a half-mile of runoff sites (list here) should boil water before use or consumption.
UPDATE: Downtown Wimberley is open for business and market days will begin this week.
Businesses along Lamar at Shoal Creek near 12th Street are cleaning up after the creek’s waters rose above street level, and some are unsure as to when they can reopen.
Samaritan’s Purse is on the ground now in the San Marcos area Operating out of: Promiseland Church on Lime-Kiln Road in San Marcos Day volunteers are greatly needed, register on line now Or just show up at 7:30 in the morning or at 12:30 in the afternoon You’ll get put to work right away assisting the home-owners directly If your home has been affected & you need assistance call 512-619-3205 *Austin Disaster Relief Network Volunteer for clean-up efforts, donate resources or sponsor a family. ADRN is raising donations to help flood victims that are seeking assistance. Funds will be distributed directly to families in the form of gift cards. *Central Texas Chapter Red Cross The American Red Cross of Central Texas Chapter serves Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Llano, Lee, Milam, Travis and Williamson counties.
Austin Disaster Relief Network is seeking volunteers for clean-up efforts, donation resources or sponsors for families. ADRN is raising donations to help flood victims that are seeking assistance. Funds will be distributed directly to families in the form of gift cards.
The American Red Cross of Central Texas Chapter serves Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Llano, Lee, Milam, Travis and Williamson counties. Make a donation to help. They are in great need of volunteers. Find out more information about volunteering here.
2218 Pershing Dr. Austin, TX 78723
Monday, June 1 Client Casework 9:00am- 1:00pm
Client Casework- Training to conduct effective client interviews and provide appropriate assistance to help meet a client’s immediate needs.
Health Services Training- (Must be either RN, LVN, LPN, MD, Nurse Practicioner or EMT) Prepares participants to provide Health Services on a large-scale disaster response. These services take place in shelters, emergency aid stations, on outreach teams and while performing hot shots.
United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) has set up a Disaster Recovery Fund to raise money for Central Texas flood victims, including those living in Travis, Hays and Bastrop counties.
A special account has been set up under the Barnabas Connection for victims in Wimberley. You can donate online at www.barnabasconnects.org. Checks can be made to Barnabas Connection and mailed to P.O. Box 737 Wimberley, TX 78676. Donations are tax-deductible. Get full information on their help efforts here. They have a Volunteer Resource Center open at Cypress Creek Church in Wimberley from 8:00am- 5:00pm. Individuals wishing to volunteer can head there to help.
The Bridges Gym at Wimberley High School is accepting the following donations:
- Large storage containers with lids
- Large heavy duty trash bags
- Temporary cell phones
- Flashlights with batteries
- Can openers
- Laundry baskets
- NO MORE CLOTHES