For immediate release:
Aug, 28, 2017
Contact: Emergency Operations Center Media Hotline (512) 974-0699

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.

Monetary contributions allow relief organizations the greatest flexibility in meeting the needs of flood survivors quickly. Monetary donations also reduce the labor and expense of sorting, packing and distributing donated goods. No donations are being accepted for clothing, food, or other supplies and materials.

To make a monetary donation, go to:

Central Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: http://centraltxvoad.com/about/members/
or Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: https://txvoad.communityos.org
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.

Travis Austin Recovery Group (TARG): https://targroup.wordpress.com/mission/
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.

For frequently asked questions about Hurricane Harvey Disaster Assistance and Recovery information, go to: http://austintexas.gov/help.