Red Cross Continues Flood Relief: Assistance Center, Sheltering and Supply Distribution Update: 11/10/15 2:05 p.m.

The American Red Cross is working closely with local government and non-profit partners in flood affected counties across Central Texas to meet the immediate needs of impacted families and help them begin their road to recovery.

18161437968_ac5513d870_zRECOVERY ASSISTANCE CENTERS

Travis County Location: Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Dr. Austin, TX 78744

Red Cross Services: Clean up supplies, hot meals from HEB, casework services to help with needs such as clothing, groceries, replacement medications and more.                         

Operating Hours:     

Mon 11/2 – Tues 11/3        11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (registration begins)

Wed 11/4 – Tues 11/10          11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Red Cross casework services begin)

Wed 11/11 – Sat 11/14            3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

                                         

Hays County Location: Old Kyle City Hall, 109 Burleson St., Kyle, TX  78640

Red Cross Services: Clean up supplies, casework services to help with needs such as clothing, groceries, replacement medications and more.

Operating Hours:   

Tues 11/3             5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (registration begins)

Wed 11/4 – Thurs 11/5      11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Red Cross casework services begin)

Additional assistance center locations and hours will be posted here as available.

SHELTERS

For a complete list of Red Cross managed or supported shelters, visit this blog post at redcrosscstr.wordpress.com.

CLEAN-UP SUPPLIES

The Red Cross will distribute clean up supplies at the Assistance Centers at Dove Springs Rec Center in Austin and at the Old Kyle City Hall in Kyle. Volunteers will also be driving through the affected neighborhoods in Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Comal and Guadalupe counties to distribute clean-up supplies hot meals.

MEALS AND SNACKS

Meals are being provided at the shelter at Dittmar Recreation Center in South Austin, and at the Assistance Center at Dove Springs Recreation Center. Red Cross volunteers are also driving into the affected communities in Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Comal and Guadalupe counties with hot meals and snacks to help people who may still be without power or who are working hard to begin the clean-up process at home.

LOCATING FAMILY MEMBERS: SAFE AND WELL

For anyone trying to locate a loved one who may have been impacted by the floods across Texas, the Red Cross has activated Safe and Well services at www.redcross.org/safeandwell. People can visit the site to register as “okay” or search the registry for a friend or family  member.

MENTAL HEALTH

Licensed Red Cross mental health volunteers are working closely with caseworkers to address individualized emotional health needs for each recovering family. Free 24/7 counseling and support is available at the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs’ to 66746.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Monetary Donations People can help by donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. We respond to nearly 70,000 other disasters every year, from home fires to wildfires and more. Learn more about how Disaster Relief donations have helped people affected by previous disasters including home fires.

Donated Items For people who want to donate items such as clothing and household goods, the Red Cross works closely with partner agencies who manage these donations. Donated goods can be dropped off at a mobile trailer at Teri Road Baptist Church, located at 1844 Teri Road, Austin, Texas 78744. The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) will accept donations at this location Sunday 11/1 from 1 to 6 p.m. and Monday 11/2 – Thursday 11/5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Red Cross does not collect donated items such as clothing and household goods, but instead refers to our partner agencies like ADRN.

Bastrop County donation drop-off sites are:

Born Again Emporium
200 Loop 230
Smithville, TX
(512)237-2060
Accepts: Clothing and furniture in good condition

Bits & Pieces
4107 E Hwy 71,
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone:(512) 332-0028
Accepts: Clothing and furniture in good condition

Ladies of Charity Thrift Store
1202 Pine St, Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone:(512) 321-9819
Accepts: Clothing and furniture in good condition. Will accept some personal hygiene items.

Smithville Church of Christ
1416 E Whitehead St,
Smithville, TX 78957
(512) 360-2550
Accepts: personal hygiene items, appliances, furniture and electronics

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Red Cross Continues Flood Relief: Assistance Center, Sheltering and Supply Distribution Update: 11/10/15 2:05 p.m.

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