Please consider going through the list below to see how you can donate to help the victims of the massive fires sweeping across Central Texas right now. Already tens of thousands of acres of land with people’s home and personal belongings have felt the wrath of this natural disaster. Although there is so much tragedy engulfing the area right now, neighbors, Texans, and people across the US are banding together in support of the cities. Below are links to the local Red Cross chapters, churches, food banks, shelters, and even baseball teams looking for donations of food, clothing, personal items, and money to help continue to fight the fires and the devastation left in its wake.
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EMERGENCY COUNTY BROADCASTERS
Check out information from the local emergency response government sites about the fires, shelters, and more detailed information here:
|Texas Forest Service|
|Texas Road Closures|
|Hays County Fire & Evacuation Information|
|Bastrop County Emergency Management|
|Red Cross of Central Texas|
|Travis County Information|
Local news channels and radios provide more links and donation facilities here:
|KLBJ Radio 99.7 FM||Lots of detailed information and links, frequently updated.|
|KGSR Austin||When: All day Wednesday, 6am-7pmWhere: Rudy’s @ 2400 North IH-35, Round Rock (I-35 and between 1431 and 620)
Taking donations for fire relief.
|All day Wednesday, 6am-7pm, KGSR will be at Rudy’s @ 2400 North IH-35, Round Rock (I-35 and between 1431 and 620) taking donations for fire relief.|
|KLBJ 93.7||When: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 – 6am-7pmWhere: 11570 Research Boulevard
KLBJ-FM will be at Rudy’s @ 11570 Research Boulevard, Austin (183 and Duval) taking donations.
|ABC KVUE||Lots of detailed information and links, frequently updated.|
Donation stations accepting food and/or clothing and other supplies this week:
|Spicewood TX||Spicewood Community Center
7901 CR 404
Spicewood, TX 78669
|The Legacy Fund has been established by the Lions Club and are accepting donations and asking for assistance at the location listed.|
|Saint William Catholic Parish||St. William Catholic Church (map)
620 Round Rock West Dr
Round Rock, TX 78681
|Donations will be accepted at St. William Catholic Church in the church Pavilion, starting September 6, between 7:30am – 9pm.|
|Hill Country Bible Church||12124 RR 620 North
Austin, TX 78750
|512-589-7675 (for prayers or help)||We will continue to need donations of the following items which may be brought by the church between 8am and 8pm|
|Catpial Area Food Bank of Texas||1201 Pine Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
|512-303-0033||Bastrop Emergency Food Pantry is receiving food donations and is open 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. for donations the rest of the week.*Looking for non-perishable items listed on site. Also have a list of shelters here.|
|Capital Area Food Bank||8201 S. Congress Avenue
Austin , TX 78745
|8-5 p.m. or leave in boxes on dock outside of those hours|
|Caring Place||2000 Railroad St.
Georgetown, TX 78627
|512-869-4735||Looking for non-perishable donations.|
|Round Rock Serving Center||1099 East Main St.
Round Rock, TX 78664
|512-244-2431||Looking for non-perishable donations.|
|Old Wind’s/Dollar General Store||210 Main St, Smithville, TX||Clothing Donations|
|Zion Church||151 Shiloh Road
|St. Vincent de Paul South Congress Store||South Congress Ave
|512 442-5652||Clothing Donations|
|St. Vincent de Paul Yager Collection Center||18 West Yager Ln
|(512) 238-6737||Clothing Donations|
|Red Cross of Central Texas|
|Diocese of Austin||1817 E. Sixth StreetAustin, TX 78702||(512) 651-6102||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Catholic Charities of Central Texas in AustinMake donations online here.|
|The Independent||14251 W. SH 29, Suite BLiberty Hill, TX||(512) 778-5577||Food, water, personal hygiene and household items will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.|
|Round Rock Express||3400 East Palm ValleyRound Rock, Texas 78665||512.238.2217||Beginning Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., The Dell Diamond, home of the Express, will become a central drop-off point for household items and clothing intended for victims of the fires.All items can be dropped off at The Railyard, the official team store of the Express, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays and during upcoming playoff games.|
|Palm Valley Lutheran Church Round Rock||2500 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665||512-423-4862||There is a big need for diapers, wipes, baby food, nonperishable food items, trash cans, trash bags, underwear and socks, water, toiletries and kennels for dogs and cats.|
|Austin Disaster Relief Network||Fellowship SW Church in Buda (3870 FM 967, Buda)T-F from 9-5PMAustin Christian Fellowship
(6401 Riverplace Drive, Austin) M-F, 10AM-8PM
Church of the Resurrection (2008 Justin Lane, Austin)
(1202 Rabbit Hill Trail, Georgetown)
Hill Country Bible Church
(Office – 12124 RR 620, Austin, Tx 78750)
|Volunteer Hotline: 512-331-2200||Diapers, Baby Food, Adult Food (non-perishable), Trash Cans, Trash Bags, Underwear, Kennels for Dogs, Socks, and Water|
|OASIS on Travis Lake||6550 Comanche TrailAustin, TX 78732||512.266.2442||The OASIS on Lake Travis will be a drop site for Steiner Ranch evacuees. Austin Christian Fellowship is asking for bottled water, flashlights with batteries, tolietries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving products, shampoo, etc.), heavy trash bags, and work gloves.|
|Austin Christian Fellowship*More detailed information on their Facebook page here.||6401 River Place BoulevardAustin, TX 78730-1112||(512) 381-5700||We are open WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 6AM to take donations.ONLY THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NEEDED:
::Please no clothing or toys at this time::
|The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection||2008 Justin LaneAustin, TX||512-459-0027||The Thrift Shop at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection is accepting donations of clothing, housewares, and toiletries for victims of the Austin-area wildfires.Between 9am and 6 pm someone will be here to receive donations personally.
After hours use the drop box at the back end of our parking lot at 2008 Justin Lane, or leave donations at the front door of either the Thrift Shop building or the Parish Hall building.
UPDATED (9/14/2011): Blankets for Bastrop is recruiting crafty people to make blankets for the families once they relocate or get back into their homes:
And learn about how you can donate supplies or precious quilts to keep them warm in the winter and bring love into their new surroundings.