Austin Mayor asks for welcome kits for Harvey evacuees

Austin Mayor Steve Adler is asking for residents of Austin to create welcome kits for Harvey evacuees. 

The Austin Disaster Relief Network needs 5,000 to 6,000 welcome kits to distribute to shelter occupants. The Austin Animal Center needs supplies for lost animals and pets of people in shelter as well. 

The mayor is also asking for interpreters to sign up online to help with non-English speaking evacuees.

WATCH MAKING A WELCOME KIT FOR HARVEY EVACUEES

HOW TO CREATE A WELCOME KIT:

  1. Get a reusable bag(s) or plastic container with a lid
  2. Fill the container with listed items
  3. Drop your donation off at a location

KIT ITEMS:

  • New Towel
  • New Washcloth
  • Soap
  • Tissue
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Shampoo
  • Comb
  • A note of encouragement

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT ITEMS:

  • New Blanket
  • New Pillow
  • Wipes
  • Baby bottles/formula
  • Diapers
  • Baby food
  • Toys for kids
  • 500 large crates
  • Used sheets and towels to line the crates

YOU CAN DROP OFF YOUR WELCOME KIT HERE:

Hope Family Thrift Store
1122 E 51st Street
Austin, Texas 78723
Mon-Sat, 10AM-5PM

Austin Animal Center
7201 Levander Loop
Austin, TX 78702
11am to 7pm, 7 days a week

360 Warehouse
1905 South Capitol of TX Highway
Austin TX 78746
Monday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm

The Connection Church
1235 South Loop 4
Buda TX, 78610
Monday-Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Sunday from 9am to 1pm

Celebration Distribution Center
1220 Rabbit Hill Rd.
Georgetown TX 78626
HOURS: Monday – Sunday from 9am to 8pm

To learn about other ways you can help victims of Harvey, click here.

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