In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 29, residents of the Bainbridge Villas in South Austin fled from their homes as fire engulfed the apartment building. The American Red Cross of Central Texas was at the scene and helped the approximately 40 residents who had been displaced find shelter, food and clothing. The apartment complex management and the Red Cross worked together to ensure that everyone affected had a place to stay, either with family members or in vacant units at the complex. Our fantastic Disaster Team volunteers also talked with each victim and provided money for food and clothing.
The best way to help victims of disasters such as these is to donate your time as a volunteer or donate financially. Information about volunteering and ways to donate can be found on our website http://www.centex.redcross.org.