HOW TO HELP: Austin volunteers, donations needed for Harvey relief

Want to help others affected by Hurricane Harvey? Here are some options:

American Red Cross needs volunteers to help at shelters for evacuees; call 1-800-928-4271 or visit . To make a $10 donation to the Red Cross, text the word REDCROSS to 90999.

Austin Community College and six other educational organizations have launched the Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd- sourced relief fund to aid the close to 500,000 college students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Donate at .

Austin Diaper Bank needs donations of baby and adult diapers, wipes and diaper cream to deliver to residents staying in Austin shelters as well as evacuees elsewhere in the state. For drop-off locations or to make a financial donation, visit .

Austin Disaster Relief Network has set up a Hurricane Harvey relief fund at to provide gift cards, supplies for evacuees, equipment, shelter, housing and rebuilding for families most impacted.

ADRN is also collecting donations of new undergarments and new socks (but please no other types of clothing), toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste), new pillows and new blankets, cleanup supplies, utility knives, inflatable mattresses, hand sanitizer, baby formula and diapers. Donations may be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Hope Family Thrift Store, 1122 E 51st St., Austin.

Or prepare a survivor welcome kit: Find a list of the items and drop off locations at .

Austin Ed Fund Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, coordinated by the Austin school district’s Project Help program, needs donations to provide school supplies, clothing and other support for displaced flood victims enrolling in Austin schools. Visit .

Austin to Houston Harvey Relief, which started as a Facebook group of musicians connected to the Kerrville Folk Festival, is accepting monetary donations as well as cleaning supplies to help Houston residents with storm-damaged homes. Visit .

Austin Humane Society, which is taking in animals from storm-affected areas, needs financial donations, foster homes for animals and other supplies listed on their website. Visit .

Austin Pets Alive needs financial donations and volunteers to foster dogs and cats as the nonprofit continues to help animals in storm-affected areas. Visit , contact Austin Pets Alive via Facebook, or call 512-961-6519.

Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team accepts donations at to help local residents recovering from natural and man-made disasters.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas is accepting volunteers and donations at to help people displaced by Harvey. Gift cards of $25 or $50 from Walmart or H-E-B are particularly helpful so families can buy the items they most need.

Central Texas Food Bank provides food to residents recovering from natural disasters and will be delivering food to storm-affected areas. Donate at .

Central Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is a coalition of nonprofits that need volunteers and donations to help those in need. Visit for information.

Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group accepts donations at to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the greater Corpus Christi and Port Aransas area.

Communities in Schools, a nonprofit that works with district and charter schools to help at-risk students, has created the All In For Texas Relief Fund to support is affiliates in storm-affected areas. Visit .

Emancipet is accepting donations to provide medical care to pets in Houston. Visit .

Greater Houston Community Foundation has established a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Visit .

Junior League of Austin is collecting donations of trash bags, cleaning supplies, batteries, toiletries, blankets, new socks and new underwear, bug spray, flashlights and other items listed at . Items may be dropped off during business hours at JLA Headquarters, 5416 Parkcrest Drive, Ste 100, in Austin; or shipped to KWRI/KW Cares Re: JLA Harvey Relief, 1221 S MoPac, Ste 400, Austin, TX 78746.

La Grange Ministerial Alliance has established the Good Shepherd Fund at to help 351 families affected by the flooding of the Colorado River.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has launched the Rebuild Texas fund with the goal of raising $100 million to help rebuild impacted communities. Donate at or by texting 91999 with the words “RebuildTX.”

Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin is accepting milk donations from healthy, lactating mothers to feed ill or premature infants in the storm-affected areas. Volunteers and monetary donations also needed. Visit .

Operation Blue Santa is collecting donations through Friday of new toys, board games, playing cards, sports balls, crayons/markers/colored pencils, arts and crafts sets, coloring books, and puzzles for children displaced by Harvey. Drop off donations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Blue Santa Warehouse, 4101 S. Industrial Drive, #260. Visit , , or call at 512-974-BLUE for information.

Neighbors Emergency Center, 1801 E 51st St., Bldg. H, Austin, is collecting donations of toiletries, cleaning supplies, baby care items and nonperishable food. Visit for full list of accepted items.

Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau has established a crowd-sourced fund to help rebuild the beach town. Donate at .

The Salvation Army is stocking its mobile kitchen with food to distribute meals to Hurricane Harvey first responders and survivors. To support the hurricane relief efforts, visit ; donate by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or texting STORM to 51555.

SPCA of Texas, which is taking in animals from shelters in storm-affected areas, is accepting donations at .

Texas Access to Justice Foundation has established a Hurricane Harvey Legal Aid Fund to provide free legal services to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Visit .

Texas Diaper Bank needs donations to provide emergency diaper kits to evacuee families. Donate at .

Travis Austin Recovery Group provides support to local families impacted by disasters. Visit .

United Way of Austin has established a disaster relief fund to help those affected by Harvey. Visit .

United Way of Williamson County is collecting donations through Friday of cleaning supplies and toiletries, but not clothing or household furnishings. Drop-off locations include United Way of Williamson County, 1111 N. Interstate 35, Suite 220, Round Rock; Toyota of Cedar Park, 5600 183A, Cedar Park; Mel’s Lone Star Lanes, 1010 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown; and the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce, 1519 N. Main St., Taylor. Monetary donations also accepted at .

Volunteer Texas has a searchable list of volunteer opportunities around the state; visit .

Williamson County Deputies Association is accepting donations of new underwear, socks and toiletries at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office lobby, 508 S Rock St, Georgetown.

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