» Want to help? Here’s a list of ways you can do just that.
Want to help others affected by Hurricane Harvey? Here are some options:
American Red Cross needs volunteers to help at shelters for evacuees; call 1-800-928-4271 or visit redcross.org/volunteer. To make a $10 donation to the Red Cross, text the word REDCROSS to 90999.
Austin Diaper Bank needs donations of baby and adult diapers, wipes and diaper cream to deliver to residents staying in Austin shelters as well as evacuees elsewhere in the state. For drop-off locations or to make a financial donation, visit austindiaperbank.org.
Austin Disaster Relief Network has set up a Hurricane Harvey relief fund at adrn.org/give to provide gift cards, supplies for evacuees, equipment, shelter, housing and rebuilding for families most impacted.
ADRN is also collecting donations of new undergarments and new socks (but please, no other types of clothing), toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste), new pillows and new blankets, cleanup supplies, utility knives, inflatable mattresses, hand sanitzer, baby formula and diapers. Donations may be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Hope Family Thrift Store, 1122 E. 51st St., Austin.
Austin Pets Alive needs financial donations and volunteers to foster dogs and cats as the facility continues to accept animals from storm-affected areas. In-kind donations such as large wire crates, cat litter and canned wet dog and cat food are also welcome. Visit austinpetsalive.org.
Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team accepts donations at bcltrt.org/donate to help residents recovering from natural and man-made disasters in Bastrop County.
Benefit shows featuring various musicians have been scheduled to raise money for Harvey relief. Find our up-to-date list at atxne. ws/2wKcnsC.
Central Texas Food Bank provides food to residents recovering from natural disasters and will be delivering food to storm-affected areas. Donate at centraltexasfoodbank.org.
Central Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is a coalition of nonprofits that need volunteers and donations to help those in need. Visit centraltxvoad.org for information.
Dripping Springs High School Student Council is collecting donations and supplies, such as toiletries, new socks and new underwear, and cleanup supplies, for the Austin Disaster Relief Network. Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the front parking lot of the high school, 940 U.S. 290, Dripping Springs. Donation boxes will also be placed at all Dripping Springs district schools and items will be collected at the varsity football game Saturday.
Greater Houston Community Foundation has established a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in conjunction with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Visit ghcf.org/ hurricane-relief.
GTX Relief Caravan is collecting donations of toiletries, plastic totes with lids, canned food and can openers, plasticware and plates, disinfecting wipes, cleaning supplies, soap, hand sanitizer and grocery store gift cards to deliver to the Lamar school district southwest of Houston. Donations can be brought to the Monument Cafe, 500 S. Austin Ave. in Georgetown, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; visit facebook.com/ GTXRelief for information. H-E-B has an in-store campaign for customers to donate at supermarket locations.
Lucky Brand stores at Barton Creek Square and The Domain are collecting donations of blankets, pillows, sweaters/sweatshirts, towels, toiletries, diapers and first aid supplies. The supply drive, which will benefit residents in the Houston area, runs through Monday.
Modern Rocks Gallery in Austin is auctioning off three signed photos of Houstonian Beyoncé by fashion photographer Markus Klinko, with all money going to the Red Cross. Online auction runs through 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at modernrocksgallery.com/ hurricane-relief. Starting bids are $2,500.
The Salvation Army is stocking its mobile kitchen with food to distribute meals to Hurricane Harvey first-responders and survivors. To support the hurricane relief efforts, visit helpsalvationarmy.org; donate by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or texting STORM to 51555.
Shalom Austin, with Jewish Family Service and Women’s Philanthropy, has set up a collection site on the Dell Jewish Community Campus through Friday to gather donated supplies for Houstonians in need. For a list of needed supplies and details on how to donate, visit bit. ly/2wj9nCr.
SPCA of Texas, which is taking in animals from shelters in storm-affected areas, is accepting donations spca. org/give.
Starlite Vapor at 14745 Texas 29, Liberty Hill, is hosting a relief drive through Saturday. Donations of clothing and shoes, water, bedding and pillows, toiletries and non-perishable food will be accepted.
Texas Diaper Bank needs donations to provide emergency diaper kits to evacuee families. Donate at texasdiaperbank.org and designate funds to disaster relief.
United Way of Austin has established a disaster relief fund to help those affected by Harvey. Visit unitedwayaustin.org.
United Way of Williamson County is collecting donations through Sept. 15 of cleaning supplies and toiletries, but not clothing or household furnishings. Drop-off locations include United Way of Williamson County, 1111 N. Interstate 35, Suite 220, Round Rock; Toyota of Cedar Park, 5600 183A, Cedar Park; Mel’s Lone Star Lanes, 1010 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown; and the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce, 1519 N. Main St., Taylor. Monetary donations also accepted at unitedway-wc.org.
We Are Blood, formerly the Blood Center of Central Texas, always needs blood donations, especially now that facilities in Houston and other storm-affected areas can’t collect donations now. Look up locations or make an appointment at weareblood.org.
Williamson County Deputies Association is accepting donations of new underwear, socks and toiletries at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office lobby, 508 S. Rock St., Georgetown.
Jackson Dugan carries items he is donating to Harvey’s flood victims Monday at the Circle C Community Center in South Austin. Numerous area organizations are asking for money or donations for storm victims.