Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Help Central Texans Affected by Wildfires

If you live around Central Texas or have family or friends that have been affected, you may have heard about the devastating wildfires that have raged in our area for the last few days. 
I have organized donations for Capital Area Food Bank by simply emailing friends, family, our neighbors and Clay's school. It is an easy way to help. Just let a box on your doorstep and ask neighbors to drop items by and then take them to the organization of your choice. 
Many families lost everything, including pets. It will take months to get their life back to normal. Please support your community by donating to one of the following organizations. 
If you live in Austin and would like to make a non-perishable food donation to be dropped off at Capital Area Food Bank, please contact me directly. 
American Red Cross of Central Texas
2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, 78723
(512) 929-1250
Austin Disaster Relief Network
P.O. Box 3817, Cedar Park, 78630
(512) 331-2200
Capital Area Food Bank
Accepting nonperishable food donations (canned meats, granola bars, peanut butter, bottled water) at 8201 S. Congress Ave., Austin
(512) 282-2111
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Accepting monetary donations as well as items such as blankets, pillows, toiletries and medical supplies from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1817 E. Sixth St., Austin, and 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. at 6225 U.S. 290 East.
Collecting donations to American Red Cross at its stores' checkout stands. 
H-E-B is donating $50,000 to the Red Cross and deploying its mobile kitchen to the emergency shelter at Bastrop Middle School.
Old Wind's Dollar General Store
Accepting clothing donations at 210 Main St., Smithville

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