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Austin Disaster Relief Network
On Sunday, September 4th, fires broke out across Central Texas. Authorities say 30,000 acres have burned in Bastrop, destroying over 600 homes, 300 acres in Leander/Cedar Park destroying 15 homes/trailers, 7,000 acres in Pedernales destroying 30 homes/damaging 20 homes, 175 acres in Pflugerville damaging two homes, and 150 acres in Steiner Ranch, destroying 24 homes and damaging over 20 homes (Austin, Tx). ADRN will be assisting several of these families that did not have insurance or sufficient coverage to meet their immediate needs. If you would like to make a cash donation to the Greater Austin/Bastrop Fire Relief Fund, in order to begin rebuilding the lives of those affected by this catastrophic disaster, donate online or mail your check to:
Austin Disaster Relief Network
P.O. Box 3817
Cedar Park, Tx 78630
Attn: Greater Austin/Bastrop Fire Relief Fund
In Kind Donations Needed: Diapers, Baby Food, Adult Food (non-perishable), Trash Cans, Trash Bags, Underwear, Kennels for Dogs, Socks, and Water
In Kind Drop Off Locations: Fellowship SW Church in Buda (3870 FM 967, Buda) Monday, 9AM-9PM and T-F from 9-5PM
Austin Christian Fellowship (6401 Riverplace Drive, Austin) M-F, 10AM-8PM
Church of the Resurrection (2008 Justin Lane, Austin), M-F, 9AM-6PM
Celebration Church (1202 Rabbit Hill Trail, Georgetown), M-F, 9AM-5PM
Hill Country Bible Church, NW (Office – 12124 RR 620, Austin, Tx 78750), M-F, 9AM-5PM
Volunteers: General Volunteers are not needed at this time but future volunteer needs will be posted on this page as they are assessed and determined. If you are a trained Red Cross Shelter Volunteer or if you have been trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training and would like to volunteer your time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
If you live in Bastrop and you have had to leave behind an animal please call 512-549-5160 ext.0 after 8:30am to register. They are sending teams of rescues out to treat and rescue your animals.
American Red Cross, http://www.centex.redcross.org
The American Red Cross of Central Texas is responding to several fires in our area today.
Please check in on Red Cross Safe and Well to let friends and family know you’re alright
As of 6:30AM, 9-5-11 shelters open for evacuated residents:
Vandergrift High School, 9500 McNeil Drive, Austin, TX
Bastrop Middle School, 709 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, TX
Old Giddings Elementary School, 1010 Industry Road, Giddings, TX
Rouse High School, 1501 Country Road 271, Leander, TX
Smithville Recreation Center, 106 Royston Street, Smithville, TX
Texas Forest Service
Bastrop Fire Information Line (512) 332-8814 OR (512) 332-8856
Pedernales One Fire (512) 753-2180
Texas Road Closures
Hays County Fire & Evacuation Information
Bastrop County Emergency Management
St. Vincent DePaul, Yager Collection Center
818 W. Yager Lane
Austin, Texas 78753
Call (512) 238-6737
St. Vincent dePaul
South Congress Store
1327 South Congress Ave
Old Wind’s/Dollar General Store
210 Main St,
Zion Church, Drop off
Rundell Business Park
704 Hwy 71 West
Collecting food items
Capital Area Food Bank
CAFB warehouse located at 8201 S. Congress Avenue, Austin , TX 78745 (8-5 p.m. or leave in boxes on dock outside of those hours)North Donation Spots for CAFB
In a press release being sent out by the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) this morning (Tuesday, September 6), The Caring Place has been designated by CAFB as a drop-off location for specifically requested disaster relief supplies.
CAFB will be collecting water, Gator Ade, snacks, and personal care items to be distributed by the Red Cross to families impacted by the ongoing wildfires.
The Donations Management team at The Caring Place will be accepting, sorting, and palletizing the donations for pick-up by CAFB and/or the Red Cross.
Georgetown – Caring Place
2000 Railroad St.
Georgetown, TX 78627
The requested items can be dropped off at The Caring Place between 9 am and 4 pm. As with all item donations, cars should enter thru the south gate, and workers will be available at the drop off tables to assist with the unloading.
Giddings Food Pantry
190 North Harris
Unity Church of the Hills
There are several families in need, the following list of items is requested for the members of our church, please help.
9905 Anderson Mill Road
Austin, TX 78750
Ellen Fannin will be our lead on questions and information.
Food and Drink
WATER, Canned foods: Vegetables, meat, tuna, and fruit, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Chips Dried fruits and packaged toast, Salt, Pepper and Sugar, Grains: rice, Beans, Powdered milk, Juice drinks/Gatorade, Nuts, Cereal, Granola Bars, Other healthy non-perishable food items
Personal Hygiene Items
Shampoo/Conditioner, Body Soap, Deodorant, Baby Shampoo, Hair brushes/combs,
Can openers, Plastic Trash Bags, Plastic Plates and Cups, Plastic Utensils, Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Pillows, Towels/Washcloths, Board Games for students and families at the shelters, Old radios, Batteries-All sizes, Flashlights, Hair clips, rubber bands etc.
Sugar Free food items/Sugar for diabetics, Baby food and crackers, Baby Cereal, Diapers- ALL SIZES, Baby Formula, Tooth Paste, Tooth Brushes, Baby Wipes, Baby Shampoo,
Blood Pressure Cuff, Nebulizer, Thermometer, Glucometer, Pen lights, Tongue Depressors, Ibuprofen, Gauze Wrap, ACE Bandages, Neosporin Cream, Bandages
Help for Pets
A team has been set up to help people displaced by the fires who need help with their pets. For those who are trying to find a place to board their pet or need food or supplies, email email@example.com or call 961-6433. As of Tuesday morning, Austin Pets Alive is continuing to waive all adoption fees in hopes of making more adoptions for the pets in need. They’re also seeking help from Austin residents such as canned food donations.
More Places Taking Donations
The Thrift Shop at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection is accepting donations for victims. The shop at 2008 Justin Lane will take donations of clothing, housewares and toiletries, which will be taken to distribution centers.
To help the families affected by the Steiner Ranch fire, Austin Christian Fellowship is taking donations of bottled water, sports drinks, non-perishable snacks, toiletries, work gloves, heavy duty trash bags, flashlights, batteries and pet food. Donations can be taken to 6401 River Place Boulevard.
Collections are also being taken in the Liberty Hill area. You can call Chuck Licata at 512-466-7751 to help.
Anyone in Hays County hoping to volunteer or donate water and food for firefighters or evacuees can contact Volunteer Coordinator Lidia Contreras at 512-393-7302.
The OASIS on Lake Travis has announced it will be a drop off point for the Austin/Bastrop fire victims. The restaurant is accepting donations as well as water, work gloves, toiletries, non-perishable food items, clothing, trash bags, and flash lights with batteries. Boxes and donation jars will be in the lobby area starting Monday afternoon.
Palm Valley Lutheran Church at 2500 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, will be collecting donations Wednesday through the weekend from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day. They are working with the Red Cross and Austin Disaster Relief.
Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. Disaster Response (LSSDR)is accepting monetary donations for the fire victims here: www.lsss.org/give-now
Cash donations should be made directly to the Red Cross of Central Texas.
Foundation Christian Ministries in Cedar Creek is setting up a donation/supply center on its campus located at 177 Union Chapel Rd. E., Bastrop, TX 78602.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Elgin is taking donations, handing out supplies to fire victims, and even housing them if need be. They are also serving fire victims hot meals. The church is located at 302 W. 11th St., Elgin, TX 78621. Call 512-281-6281 if you have questions.
Round Rock Express will be taking items at the Dell Diamond starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. All items can be dropped off at the Railyard, the team store.
The Round Rock Express is also offering free admission to Pacific Coast League American Conference Championship Series games to any resident displaced due to recent widfires. Just show proof of residency in person at the Dell Diamond ticket office.
Liberty Hill Independent will be taking donations from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 14251 West Highway 29. They are a red cross donation site. In addition to donations for evacuees, they’re also asking for bottled water and sports drinks for the fire fighters.
Catholic Charities of Central Texas will accept donations for wildfire victims on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Donations can be brought to the Diocese of Austin Pastoral Center at 6225 Highway 290 East from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donations will also be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Catholic Charities of Central Texas in Austin at 1817 East Sixth Street. Organizers are asking for donations of the following items:
• BP Cuff
• Pen lights
• Tongue Depressors
• Gauze Wrap
• ACE Bandages
• Neosporin Cream
• Sleeping Bags
• Body wash
• Paper Plates, Cups, Napkins, Plastic Utensils
• Deodorant Sprays for men and women
• Disposable Razors
• Shaving Cream
• Baby Wipes
• Size 4 Diapers
• Baby Shampoo
Helping out the Catholic Diocese Charities of Central Texas and the Red Cross of Central Texas, these radio stations will be around Austin on Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. KLBJ will be at Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q at 183 and Duval. KGSR and BOB-FM will be at the Round Rock Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q on I-35 between 1431 and 620. 107.1 La Z and 101X will be at La Hacienda on I-35 and William Cannon. They’ll be taking those specific items listed above for the Catholic Diocese Charities of Central Texas and checks made out to American Red Cross.
Donations can be taken to the Click Computers of Georgetown store, located at 1102 S Austin Ave, Suite 109, Georgetown, TX through Friday, Sept. 16.
The Cedar Creek Middle School teachers will be hosting a donation drive on Saturday, Sept. 10 in the Canterbury Trails subdivision in South Austin. Donations can be dropped off at the park in Canterbury Trails from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
To hold a food drive at your workplace, school, church etc., CAFB has large food donation boxes available for pick up at their warehouse. Once filled please return to CAFB or call 512-282-2111 to arrange for a pick up.
Most desired food donations are healthy, non-perishable items such as:
– Water, Gatorade
– Ready to eat meals preferably with pull up or pop tops, e.g. chili, stew, canned pasta w/sauce
– Single serving snacks such as protein or granola bars
– Lunchables or other single serving foods that do not require refrigeration
– Baby formula
Other locations taking donations:
350 Discovery Blvd in Cedar Park
Paul Mitchell The School: 15635 Vision Drive, Ste 107, Pflugerville
Hill Country Bible Church: 12124 Ranch Road 620 North, Austin
Catholic Health Association: 6225 E. Highway 290
St. Williams Catholic Church in Round Rock
The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office: 1601 E. Polk Burnet, Texas
The Spicewood Community Center
Cabela’s in Buda will accept donations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 15570 IH-35
Palm Valley Lutheran Church: 2500 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, will accept donations from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.