It’s been a helluva summer here in Central Texas. Record drought followed by millions of acres up in flames. Many beloveds here in TX have lost so much this week. I know you are no strangers to natural disaster, so please join us in praying for relief & rain. So many families will need community support over these next several weeks. If you feel compelled, reach out. Below are several places where we can participate in relief for our community.
This is a great opportunity for us to purge our closets and homes of dishes, clothing, household items that we no longer use but could be a treasure to a family in these dire straights.
Central Texas Fires: How you can help
(compiled by the Austin American-Statesman)
American Red Cross of Central Texas 2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, 78723 (512) 929-1250www.centex.redcross.org
Austin Disaster Relief Network P.O. Box 3817, Cedar Park, 78630 (512) 331-2200 www.austindisasterreliefnetwork.org
Capital Area Food Bank – Accepting nonperishable food donations (canned meats, granola bars, peanut butter, bottled water) at 8201 S. Congress Ave., Austin (512) 282-2111 www.austinfoodbank.org
Catholic Charities of Central Texas – Accepting monetary donations as well as items such as blankets, pillows, toiletries and medical supplies from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1817 E. Sixth St., Austin, and 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. at 6225 U.S. 290 East. www.ccctx.org
H-E-B Collecting donations to American Red Cross at its stores’ checkout stands.
Old Wind’s Dollar General Store Accepting clothing donations at 210 Main St., Smithville, Texas
On Sunday, several musicians including myself, Shelley King, Ginger Leigh & John Pointer will be participating in a benefit at the Red Shed Tavern concert for relief for fellow musicians (including Jessica Shepherd) who have been affected by the fires this weekend. Contact 512-787-3775 or Rachael.Oneil@gmail.com for more information. More info TBA on Facebook & Twitter. CLICK HERE To view the FACEBOOK EVENT