How to help flood victims

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas-- Much like the damage caused by the weekend storms, the pain across Travis County and beyond is vast. Hundreds of people are without a home and their memories were washed away in an instant, but help is on the way.

"City staff will be available in the coming days," Delia Garza, District 2 City Council Member, said. "As a resource to answer any questions any residents may have in the next steps in regards to ongoing buyouts, rebuilding homes, health and human services and donations."

Dozens of organizations, including the American Red Cross and Austin Disaster Relief Network, are set up across Travis County assisting those who need help the most.

"We need cleaning supplies, and we need clothes and contributions, " Mayor Steve Adler said. "This was a severe and significant event and people's lives have been totally disrupted."
 
Outside of the Teri Road Baptist Church, on 1844 Teri Road, gently worn men's, women's and children's clothes and shoes-- as well as bedding and personal hygiene materials-- are being accepted from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Monday through Thursday. 
 
Monetary donations are also being accepted and should be sent to the American Red Cross, Austin Disaster Relief Network, United Way, and the Salvation Army by mail, online, or by drop off. 
 
Although rebuilding and recovering will take time, those in need have plenty of help coming their way.
 
"I've been moved by the commitment that I've seen from so many working in our community since the floods and I want everyone impacted by the flood to know that you are not alone," Garza said.
 

Flood Relief Center:
Location: Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Dr. Austin, TX 78744                  
            
Operating Hours:
Sunday, November 1st       12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 2nd      11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3rd      11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4th                               TBA*
 
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