LOCAL RED CROSS OFFERING HOPE TO HOMELESS VETS

The Red Cross of Central Texas proudly announces the beginning of the Red Tote of Hope initiative.  A cornerstone of the Red Cross mission is to support and serve the men and women of the American Armed Forces.  As part of this mission, The Red Tote of Hope aims to help as many homeless veterans by providing them with comfort items for daily living.
HOW IT WORKS:
We are asking the public to donate new basic items that will be put in red totes and given to homeless veterans in the Central Texas area. 
Donations will be accepted February 1st through the 25th at the following locations:
American Red Cross of Central Texas
2218 Pershing Drive
Austin, TX 78723
Carl’s Jr. Locations:

609 W Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX 78748 – Map

1315 E Whitestone Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613 – Map

711 Highway 71 W
Bastrop, TX 78602 – Map

2219 S IH 35
San Marcos, TX 78666 – Map

APPROVED ITEMS — MUST BE NEW

  • Socks
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Plastic caddy for toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Liquid soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disposable razors/shaving cream
  • Nail clippers
  • 1st aid kits
  • Combs/brushes
  • Rain ponchos
  • Fleece throws
  • Flashlights
  • Tissues
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Baby wipes or hand wipes
  • Batteries
  • Band aids
  • Deck of cards
  • Bus passes
  • Pocket pack facial tissues 
“Some of the most important work we do at the Red Cross is our service to the military.  The Red Tote of Hope is one small way that we can give back to those who have given so much.  It is a chance for everyone in Central Texas to say thank you to those who have served,”

-Elaine Acker, CEO

 
The Central Texas Red Cross helps five to six military families every day. Our services range from financial assistance to relaying emergency messages between deployed soldiers to their families.   Those wishing to make a financial donation to the Central Texas Red Cross can donate online, call 512-928-4271 or send or bring a check to 2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, TX 78723.

For further information please contact Marty McKellips at (512) 929-1293 or Amir Roohi at (512) 929-1221

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR AMERICAN RED CROSS!
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LOCAL RED CROSS OFFERING HOPE TO HOMELESS VETS

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