Hurricane Ike Relief Update
September 15, 2008 § 1 Comment
Approximately 36,000 pounds of food & supplies and $28,000 has been donated by the public.
Volunteers are preparing 25-pound emergency food boxes to send to Austin shelters and the affected areas. A truckload is going to the Brazos Valley Food Bank today at around NOON.
About 600 food boxes have been distributed so far to shelters and individuals. Volunteers are preparing thousands more food boxes to be trucked to the affected areas.
Emergency food boxes are available at the Food Bank for evacuees not staying at shelters (staying with family, friends, or otherwise). They can pick them up 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. NOW THROUGH FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 at: 8201 S. Congress Ave, between William Cannon & Slaughter Lane.
How to Help
Donate food and cash at the Food Bank at any time through Friday, September 19. at and at H-E-B on Parmer, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 17.
- Bottled water
- Canned meats (pop-top lids)
- Granola bars
- Peanut butter
- Diapers and wipes
- Personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.)
MOST NEEDED RIGHT NOW : PEANUT BUTTER, LARGER-SIZE DIAPERS AND DOG FOOD (many evacuees have dogs).
Donate online at www.austinfoodbank.org. You can designate your donation to Ike relief.
Watch video coverage on myfoxaustin.com.