Many in our community are eager to help those in need due to the catastrophic events surrounding hurricane Harvey. We will have a donation box set up in the foyer beginning tomorrow morning, August 30th where families can drop off items they would like to donate. The box will remain in the lobby until the afternoon of 9/13.
Hurricane Harvey could end up being the worst disaster the state of Texas has ever seen. It has caused catastrophic flooding across the southeast portion of the state. More than 30,000 people across the Gulf Coast are likely to seek temporary shelter in cities including Austin.
Some items needed for Hurricane Harvey aid include:
- New undergarments (all sizes, children and adult)
- New socks (all sizes, children and adult)
- Toiletries (ie: shampoo, facewash, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.)
- New bed pillows
- New blankets
- Cleanup supplies
- Black trash bags
- Mops and buckets
- Utility knives
- Leather work gloves
- Inflatable mattresses
- Hand sanitizer
- Box fans
If you can’t make a donation at Kirby Hall, you can still donate by texting “AUSTINRELIEF” to 444999 or online through the Austin Disaster Relief Network by selecting the Hurricane Harvey relief fund.