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How You Can Help Austin Flood Victims

The floods in Austin have killed, injured and left hundreds of residents homeless. Here are some ways you can help.

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Flooding has been a major problem in Austin this fall. This past Thursday, heavy rains across the area made for a scary Halloween as flashing floods took two lives and serious damaged hundreds of homes. Austin residents, as they are wont to do, have banded together to help their neighbors.

KVUE TV has posted an article highlighting the various ways Austinites can help out those in need due to these natural disasters.

  • The Austin Disaster Relief Network and Christian Compassion Center have set up a warehouse for supplies. Donations are being accepted for new and used clothing, furniture in good condition (no mattresses), non-perishable food, baby supplies and more. The warehouse is located at the Oak Meadows Baptist Church (6905 South IH 35).
  • Also located at the church is a disaster relief trailer run by the Southern Baptist Convention and the Red Cross. Hot meals will be served to flood victims. If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation, you can do so online.
  • The Dove Springs Recreation Center has been operation as a shelter since Friday afternoon, but is now also working as an Assistance Center, as well. Located at 5801 Ainez Drive, the shelter is in need of water, toiletries and diapers.
  • The Red Cross has opened a number of shelters across the Austin area. If you'd like to help, find the closest shelter to you here.
  • Flood survivors can call: 512-331-2600


Tags: floods, Red Cross

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