The American Red Cross of Central Texas is helping families displaced by flooding in Travis, Hays and Williamson Counties.
Shelters are available at the following locations:
At this time the American Red Cross is offering food and shelter at the above locations. Individuals can get on a list for us to provide damage assessment to their home or neighborhoods by calling (512) 927-4271.
Individuals can call (512) 974-0999 for transportation to a shelter.
SAFE AND WELL
Disasters often make it difficult to stay in touch with loved ones. The American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a central location for people in disaster areas in the United States to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. It helps provide displaced families with relief and comfort during a stressful time.
Go to www.redcross.org click on Get Assistance and then Click on Register or Search Safe and Well Listings or go directly to https://safeandwell.comunityos.org/cms/index.safe.php
The Safe and Well website is easy to use:
Safe and Well is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is accessible in both English and Spanish.
During times of disaster, the Red Cross responds quickly and efficiently with trained volunteers to begin caring for people's immediate needs. Please contact Victoria Goldfedib, Volunteer Services Specialist to apply as a volunteer at (512) 929-1209. Please be patient as we are receiving many inquiries. You may also apply online at www.redcross.org/Austin.
The Red Cross is unable to accept small, individual donations or collections of items such as clothing, food or cleaning supplies. While the Red Cross cannot accept the donation of an individual item, you can support the Red Cross through the sale of personal items, such as in a garage sale or yard sale or support your community by donating these items to an organization that is equipped to put them to the best possible local use.
The American Red Cross of Central Texas is unable to accept:
The American Red Cross and other blood banks are providing blood and blood products to area hospitals to meet the needs of any potential patients. If anyone would like to give blood, the best way to do so is to schedule an appointment by calling your local blood center or 1-800-RED CROSS.
The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.