We’ve been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love we’ve seen towards the state of Texas including the continuous pouring of donations for our Texans Loving Texans campaign. We’ve raised $60K in only two days for the Austin Disaster Relief Network!
During our time there this week, we’ve seen an incredible amount of donations coming to their warehouse. We’ve even gotten welcome kits waiting for evacuees in our office! We know many of you are looking for ways to continue helping. We’ve gotten a lot of information on different organizations who are putting something together and we thought we’d share them so you can see all of the options there are for outreach.
Charles Maund Toyota
In an effort to help those in need, the locally-owned dealership has donated $50,000 in aid and is using its showroom as a donation drop-off location, particularly children and pet items.
Charles Maund Toyota suggests items such as diapers, wipes, pet food, and blankets.
The dealership is known for supporting local charities for children and animals. People can stop by during store hours to drop off their donations.
The dealership is open from 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.
Charles Maund Toyota is Austin’s only locally-owned and operated Toyota dealership and located at 8400 Research Boulevard. For more info on the donation drive, call 866-797-4354.
Texas Welcome Facebook Group
There are currently over 50 homes available right now for evacuees who are looking for a place to stay. Many are already actively connecting evacuees with hosts. Join their Facebook group to learn more:
Texas Welcomes You In
People can go there to sign up for shelter or to volunteer to host a family.
United Way of Williamson County
United Way of Williamson County will collect items and monetary donations to help meet the immediate and long-term needs of individuals and families in nearby communities affected by the storms. Monetary donations can be made online at www.unitedway-wc.org, or by texting the word WilcoCares to 91999, or via check. All checks should be made out to United Way of Williamson County-Hurricane Relief Fund and should be mailed to P.O. Box 708, Round Rock, TX 78680. 100% of donations will be directed to hurricane relief efforts. United Way of Williamson County will not be collecting administrative fees for this fund. Monetary donations to United Way of Williamson County are tax deductible. United Way of Williamson County is working closely with the network of United Ways across Texas to identify the areas in most critical need of resources.
From Wednesday, August 30 through September 15, United Way of Williamson County is coordinating the collection of cleaning supplies and personal care items at locations in Cedar Park, Georgetown, Round Rock, and Taylor. Accepted items include bottled water, cleaning supplies, contractor grade trash bags, mops and buckets, heavy duty work gloves, hand sanitizer and more. Absolutely no clothing or bedding will be accepted due to a lack of time and resources available to sort and store those items. A detailed list of accepted donations can be found at www.unitedway-wc.org.
Collection locations include:
Round Rock – United Way of Williamson County
1111 N. IH-35, Ste. 220, Round Rock, TX 78664
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Cedar Park – Toyota of Cedar Park
5600 183A, Cedar Park, TX 78641
Monday-Saturday: 8:30 AM-8:30 PM
Georgetown – Mel’s Lone Star Lanes
1010 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626
Monday-Tuesday: 9:00 AM-11:00 PM
Wednesday-Friday: 9:00 AM-Midnight
Saturday: 9:00 AM-1:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
Taylor – Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce
1519 N. Main St., Taylor, TX 76574
Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Grace Community Fellowship Austin
A local church located at 911 Canyon Wren in Buda, Texas is currently accepting donations including non-perishable food, underwear, diapers and hygiene kits.
The Oasis Restaurant on Lake Travis is a drop off center for the following items:
Bottled Water, Non Perishable Food/Snacks, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Diapers
Trash Bags, Work Gloves.
Drop off times: 11:30 am to 8:00 pm everyday at our host stand or Oasis Gift Shop