Being grateful – Hays County Flood Disaster Relief

There are a lot of things to be grateful for the last few days; I was honored to receive a grandchild , she was delivered healthy via surgery; so very grateful for the medical staff that took care of my step-daughter especially after there was some complications this last weekend. Grateful that both Mom & Baby are healthy.

I am grateful for our military that gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to protect our freedoms. It is because of their sacrifice that we can choose what we want to do with our lives. The BBQ’s may have been dampened & shadowed over the remembrance long-weekend, however their sacrifices should always be remembered.

I am grateful that my home only received minor damage during the weekend storms and floods. I am grateful for the first responders/emergency services that risked their lives to save folks from the terrible flooding and storm damage last weekend; many have lost their homes and all their belongings .  There are families still missing and my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones. I am grateful that we as a community are rapidly responding coming together to help, each giving what gift or talent that we may have; it is in these traumatic times that we become stronger bringing out the best in each of one of us.

If you have a talent or gift that may be able to help the flood victims there are many ways to help, many will be grateful to you all!

 

Hays County 2015 flood relief

 

 

 

 

Hays County Flood Disaster Relief links:

If you are a property owner and need homeowner assistance you will need to download this form and take it to the Cypress Creek Church at 211 Stillwater Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676  Telephone:  (512) 847-1222    Multi-Agency Hays County,Texas Recovery Taskforce – Homeowner Assistance Request Intake Form

  • Volunteer registration center in Wimberley –  Cypress Creek Church at 211 Stillwater Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676  Telephone:  (512) 847-1222
  • Equipment or services email registration address: hayscoflood@co.hays.tx.us  Email them and let them know what equipment you can donate/loan or services that you can offer
  • Hotline for those affected by the storms: 877-500-8645
  • Hill Country Thrift Store in Dripping Springs is offering items free of charge to flood victims.   Address:  1310 Hwy 290 West   Dripping Springs, Texas    Phone Number: (512) 858-4055
  • 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.
  • Donate to Red Cross Central Texas relief efforts . Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to Disaster Relief.
  • 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, go here.
  • 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.
  • Catholic Charities of Central Texas is collecting online donations for flood victims in Central TX : 512-651-6100 Click here to donate to CCCTX
  • St. Martin De Porres church in Dripping Springs is putting together clean up kits and personal items kits for the flood victims: Find out more here – St. Martin De Porres, Dripping Springs helping flood victims
  • ‘Serve San Marcos’ is asking for volunteers to help with the cleanup. Go here for more information.
  • 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, go here.
  • 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.
  • Ace Hardware – Wimberley – Volunteer registration  at their store: 14307 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676  (512) 847-2356
  • Dripping Springs Community partnership is rebuilding gateway park homes and clearing flood damage – Click here for info and ways to volunteer on their Facebook page or at DSCMP.org website
  • For other ways to help HAYS County flood victims and those in need, check out Hays County CISD’s “Helping Our Neighbors” page here.

Disaster relief 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.

State-wide Flood Resources:

  • For Red Cross disaster assistance: 1-877-500-8645.
  • For help, or to find out where you can volunteer, call 211.
  • For road closures across Texas, TX DOT road closures and warnings.
  • Download the FEMA app for iPhone with emergency information by county here.
  • Click here to list yourself with the Red Cross as safe and well.
  • Review Severe Weather safey tips here.
  • To get help filing a personal insurance claim, call the Texas Department of Insurance’s Consumer Help Line: 1-800-252-3439 (Note: this is not an emergency number).

 

If you have more links that you would like to see added please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you

May God bless you all!

Richard Holtom, Broker

HomesAroundAustin.com