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How to Help the Texas Flood Victims

Central Texas was slammed by massive flooding this weekend that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes. Many of our Texas neighbors have been displaced.

KVUE has set up a GoFundMe account for those affected in Hays County, one of the hardest hit areas. Go here to donate and use the hashtag #HelpHays to spread the word.

Here are other ways you can help the flood victims:

In the Austin area:

  • The Austin Disaster Relief Network is accepting monetary donations. The fund’s name is the Memorial Weekend Flood Fund. Go to the organization’s website to donate.
  • The United Way for Greater Austin is accepting monetary donations online here.
  • A community Facebook page has surfaced where affected residents can seek help restoring their homes. Check out the Austin Flood 2015 Relief page to post or help out.
  • Austin Pets Alive is in need of donations, foster care and help with laundry. For more information visit their Facebook page and website.
  • The Saxon Pub in South Austin is collecting donations from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Go here for a full list.
  • Maudie’s Tex Mex on South Lamar Boulevard and River Oaks Elementary School are also collecting items for the flood victims, according to 365 Things Austin.

Hays County:

  • Serve San Marcos is asking for volunteers to help with cleanup. Go here for more information.
  • The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers. Go here to find out how you can become one.
  • The Hays County Food Bank will be open to the public from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for emergency distribution at 220 Herndon Street in San Marcos. Individuals will receive a box of non-perishable items. The Wimberley Crisis Bread Basket will also be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at 14092 Ranch Road. For a list of most-needed donations, gohere.
  • Cabela’s, Barton Middle School, Wallace Middle School, Chapa Middle School, Katherine Anne Porter School and others are accepting food donations for the Hays County Food Bank.
  • The United Way of Hays County is accepting monetary donations. Donate through their webpage here or text “FLOODS” to 41444 to make a donation. The organization is also accepting volunteers Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers can check in at the Half Price Books parking lot in San Marcos at 900 Bugg Lane.
  • For other ways to help those in need, check out Hays County CISD’s “Helping Our Neighbors” page here.

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