Resources to Help Central Texas Fire Victims
Resources include needed items, locations for drop-offs, information for victims and more information and stories. (Updated 9/14/11)
THE GEORGETOWN PROJECT
1001 E. University Ave.
Georgetown TX 78626
The Georgetown Project is collecting items needed by Bastrop ISD. Donations for this may be dropped off in Cullen 125 for delivery to The Georgetown Project Office. For a list of the items needed, write Nancy Schultz at email@example.com.
CLICK COMPUTERS OF GEORGETOWN
website (donations welcome until September 16th)
1102 S. Austin Ave. #109
Georgetown, TX 78626
Monday - Friday: 8:30AM to 7PM
Saturday: 10AM to 5PM
Drop-off at Albertson’s
610 N. Austin Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78626
- Water (highly needed)
- Diapers and wipes
- Baby Food
- Car Seats
- Clothing (Very gently used, preferably in new condition)
- Personal Hygiene (toothpaste, deodorant (men & women),body wash, shaving cream, disposable razors, shampoo)
- Pillows, Blankets, Sleeping bags, Towels
- Depends Undergarments
- Animal kennels
- Canned Food (Non-perishable items)
- Underwear ( for all ages)
- Socks ( for all ages)
- Trash Bags
- Dog & Cat Food
If you’re interested in volunteering for the relief and recovery phase of this operation, Celebration Church has a volunteer form on their website where you can be contacted with further information.
CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK (CAFB)
Financial donations can be sent through www.austinfoodbank.org. Funds raised will go directly to helping CAFB in this disaster response. The relief effort will be long-term and monetary donations will be necessary for many months, so consider responding as you can in the coming weeks and months.
Food Donations are the highest priority, but these are especially needed:
- 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 and diapers
8201 S. Congress Avenue,
Austin, TX 78745
Donate items 8-5 p.m. or leave in boxes on dock outside of those hours
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.
North Donation Spots for CAFB
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.
Round Rock Serving Center
1099 East Main St
Round Rock , TX 78664
SVDP Round Rock
620 Round Rock West
Round Rock, TX 78681
SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS
Locations are accepting donations for evacuees and firefighters of:
- Non-perishable food items
Nearby locations include:
Sport Clips Georgetown
1103 Rivery Blvd. Building 1, St. 150
Georgetown, TX 78628
Sport Clips University Oaks - IKEA
201 University Oaks Suite. 1200
Round Rock, TX 78665
Sports Clips has fifteen locations in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Bee Cave, Pflugerville, and Kyle. For a location near you, visit http://haircutmenaustintx.com/.
In addition, the Austin-area Sport Clips are saying “thanks” to area firefighters with the gift of a free haircut now through the month of September. To redeem, firefighters can simply show a badge or proof of employment at check-out.
- Texas Wildlife Relief Fund http://txwildfirerelief.org/
- Lutheran Social Services https://www.lsss.org/give-now
- Austin Disaster Relief Network http://www.austindisasterreliefnetwork.org/
- Austin Community Foundation http://www.austincommunityfoundation.org/
- AustinPets Alive (rescued dogs rescued the dogs from Bastrop’s animal shelter, etc.) https://www.austinpetsalive.org/donate/donate-now/
Please tell family and friends in the area to visit other locations listed here:
If you’ve been affected by the Central Texas Wildfires, please call 2-1-1 to get information about: evacuations, shelter locations, school closures, road closures and resources for evacuees
- Bastrop Information Line (512) 332-8814 OR (512) 332-8856
- Pedernales One Fire (512) 753-2180
- Steiner Ranch Information Hotline (512) 974-6199
- Austin Groups for the Elderly (512) 451-4611
- The Bastrop information line says five other shelters will remain open for fire victims: Celebration Church LBA, Ascension Catholic Church in Bastrop, Bastrop Community Outreach Church, the Smithville Recreation Center and Elgin Family Worship
- The Steiner Ranch HOA (Home Owners Association) is working closely with Austin Christian Fellowship and Hill Country Church to help Steiner Ranch residents once they’ve arrived to their homes.
- Austin Disaster Relief Network counselors will be at John Simpson Park in Steiner Ranch to help homeowners who have emotional, physical or spiritual needs.
Dean of Students Mike Leese is reminding students that additional counseling services are available if they need them.
Lorie Marrero, a Southwestern graduate who is professional organizer, has posted tips about creating an evacuation plan for your family on her blog.
AIR PURIFIERS FREE FOR LOAN (limited amount)
Ecomajik in Georgetown distributes Air Purifiers that have been used by the Red Cross and even the Defense Department after the 911 attack to clear the air in the Pentagon. Residents in Bastrop, Moonglow, Steiner Ranch, Pedernales, Union Chapel, Luther Hill, and surrounding areas qualify for the free loan of equipment while supplies last. These purifiers remove all air contaminants in homes and sanitize exposed surface. They are about the size of a bookshelf speaker and can clean a space up to 3,000 sq feet. If residents are interested in purchasing units Econmajik has established a specific program for fire victims.
“Affected residents can call Ecomajik at 512-222-PURE (7873) and leave their names and numbers. We will contact them shortly. There are a limited number of units available for loan but we will do our best to help anyone we can.” Read more.
MORE INFORMATION AND STORIES
Southwestern Responds to Fires in Central Texas (includes more resources)