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How You Can Help Austin Flood Victims

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Photo by James Gregg/American-Statesman

The Memorial Day flood broke records submerging the city of Austin underwater for hours. Four people have been confirmed dead and at least 12 people are still missing. Governor Greg Abbott declared 30 counties in a state of disaster due to the recent rainfall in Texas. While the rain is gone for now, there are still many homeless homeowners and displaced pets that are in need. Relief funds need donations and flooded animal shelters need foster homes. Here’s a list of all the ways you can help flood victims, including our 4-legged best friends.

How You Can Help – Donate or Volunteer

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN)

  • Online here or here
  • By mail
    Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN)
    Austin Disaster Relief Network
    P.O. Box 3817
    Cedar Park, Texas 78630
  • In person
    Oak Meadows Baptist Church
    6905 South I-35
    Austin, TX 78704
    (Hours of Operation: Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 1 pm-6pm)

American Red Cross of Central Texas

  • Online
  • By phone
    (512) or (800) 928-4271
  • By text
    send REDCROSS to 90999
  • In person
    American Red Cross of Central Texas
    2218 Pershing Drive
    Austin, TX 78723
  • Volunteer opportunities

Salvation Army

  • Online
  • By mail
    The Salvation Army
    PO Box 1000
    Austin, Texas 78767
  • By text
    send HELPAUSTINAREA to 41444

United Way

  • Online
  • By text
    send FLOODS to 41444
  • Volunteer opportunities
    call 2-1-1 to find out
  • Check website for other ways to help

#HelpHays GoFundMe

Volunteer Opportunities

Hays County Food Bank

  • Check here for places to drop off food

Collecting donations to help families impacted

  • Red Velvet Events
    7000 N. MoPac Expy, Suite 450
    Austin TX 78731 (4th floor, on right)
    Phone Number: 512-380-9688
    (Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)
  • River Oaks Elementary School
    12401 Scofield Farms Dr.
    Austin TX 78758
    Phone Number: 512-594-5000
  • Down South Railhouse
    107 E. Center Street
    Kyle, Texas 78640
    Phone Number: 512-256-5082
  • St. Bernard Sports
    401 W. 3rd Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    Phone Number: 512-320-1999
    (Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun Noon-6pm)

Help Displaced Pets Find their Owners

Need to find your lost pet or the owner of a found pet? Go here to find out what to do. The Austin Animal Center also lists lost-and-found pets on their Twitter with dogs and cats entering the shelter regularly.

Photo of Help Animal Shelters from Austin flood By Becoming a Foster Parent in Austin TX

Photo by Brunie Drumond

Help Animal Shelters By Becoming a Foster Parent

Want to help Austin Animal Center who are now 100 kennels over capacity? Foster a homeless or displaced pet by filling out a Foster Care Application here. Austin Pets Alive needs fosters and donations as well.

And Be Careful Out There!

Check road closures and severe weather alerts in your area.

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