Donations and Volunteers

Current Harvey Volunteer Efforts

The Red Cross has issued an urgent request for volunteers! For volunteer information, contact the Red Cross at 800-928-4271, visit this website.

You may also contact the Austin Disaster Relief Network by dialing 512-806-0800.

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Current Harvey Donation Efforts

August 28, 2017 Press Release: Supporting Texans in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Monetary donations are being requested by the following organizations:

The American Red Cross:

The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. Donate online here: http://www.redcross.org/donations/ways-to-donate/text-mail-phone#Donate-by-Phone

The Salvation Army:

As Hurricane Harvey causes widespread damage across Texas, The Salvation Army is ready to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers. Salvation Army disaster teams from across the country are mobilizing and, even after disaster response efforts are over, The Salvation Army will remain in communities impacted by this terrible storm, supporting long-term disaster recovery efforts and providing ongoing assistance to those in need. Donations can be made here: https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=27651&mfc_pref=T&27651.donation=form1

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN):

ADRN has set up a relief fund to provide for the immediate and long-term physical needs of families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Funds will be used for gift cards, supporting supplies and materials, volunteer support, equipment, shelter, housing, rebuilding, transportation and were it is needed most. Donate online here: https://donate.adrn.org/checkout/donation?eid=142853

United Way:

The United Way of Greater Austin has set up a Disaster Relief Fund for Harvey survivors. Donate online and choose to send the money to specific counties or let the organization decide. Donations can be made online here: https://secure.donationpay.org/unitedwayaustin/harvey.php

Central Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:

Central Texas VOAD is a humanitarian association of independent voluntary organizations that are active in one or more phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation. Visit http://centraltxvoad.com/active-disasters/ for a list of the safest, most secure ways to make monetary donations.

Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:

Central Texas and Texas VOAD consists of local, regional, and national nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and governmental partners that coordinate disaster relief, response and recovery. An extensive list of VOAD members is provided with information about how to donate to each. Visit https://txvoad.communityos.org/cms/home for more information.

Travis Austin Recovery Group (TARG):

Travis Austin Recovery Group is a long-term recovery group led by residents, experienced organizations and advisors to ensure effective relief for families and communities impacted by disasters. Donations can be made here: https://targroup.wordpress.com/donate/

Shelter Information

Current Information for Open Shelters for Harvey Evacuees

There are no current local evacuations in the Central Texas Region

All current Up to Date Shelter Information can be found by calling 512-974-2000 or 3-1-1, in the local area.

The Following Shelters are open as of 10 am 08/25/2017:

  • Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Dr, Austin, TX 78724 (Map)
  • LBJ/LASA High School, 7309 Lazy Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78724 (Map)
  • Take Highway 183 Northbound and look for signs with current shelter information

Additional shelters will open as needed and announced using the City of Austin Twitter account - @austintexasgov.

Media

September 2, 2017
Supporting Texans in the wake of Hurricane Harvey
The City of Austin and Travis County encourage people interested in supporting flood survivors who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey to make monetary donations to established, reputable organizations assisting in relief and recovery efforts.

September 1, 2017
Travis County Emergency Services District 3 Coordindates Deployment of Fire Resources in Response to Hurricane Harvey
Through the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS), Travis County Emergency Services District (ESD) 3, Oak Hill Fire Department, is coordinating fire service-based resources being deployed to Houston and the Texas coastal area in response to Hurricane Harvey.

August 28, 2017
Donations Needed to Assist Hurricane Harvey Survivors
Travis County encourages those interested in supporting flood survivors who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey to make monetary donations to established and reputable organizations assisting in relief and recovery efforts.

August 29, 2017
Donations Needed to Assist Hurricane Harvey Survivors
Travis County encourages those interested in supporting flood survivors who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey to make monetary donations to established and reputable organizations assisting in relief and recovery efforts.

August 28, 2017
HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Texas and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Harvey.

August 28, 2017
DPS Announces Temporary Storm-related Changes
At the direction of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will implement cost-saving measures for residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

August 28, 2017
Supporting Texans in the wake of Hurricane Harvey
The City of Austin and Travis County encourage people interested in supporting flood survivors who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey to make monetary donations to established, reputable organizations assisting in relief and recovery efforts.

August 27, 2017
AISD, ACC, City of Austin, & Travis County to Start Operations Late Monday
Austin Independent School District, Austin Community College, the City of Austin, and Travis County will all begin operations with a delayed start time tomorrow, Monday, August 28, 2017.

August 25, 2017
First Hurricane Harvey shelter open in Austin
The Capital Area Shelter Hub Plan (CASHP) is now active to receive evacuees from Hurricane Harvey.

August 24, 2017
City, County Officials Prepare for Hurricane Harvey
As of 2 p.m., there have been no requests to activate the Capital Area Shelter Hub Plan (CASH-P), which provides shelter assistance, from the State of Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey.

August 23, 2017
Updated Information on Tropical System Harvey
Travis County OEM and our regional partners are monitoring the progress of Tropical System Harvey closely.

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