Stand with Your Community: Volunteers Needed to Assist with Flooding Relief
The Austin Disaster Relief Network is seeking volunteers to help provide relief to families affected by this week's flooding. Review the needs below to learn more about how you can help.
- Warehouse Volunteers
The community need volunteers to manage and sort donated items at Oak Meadow Church, 6905 S. IH 35, in South Austin. To sign up for a shift, please click here.
- CISM & Chaplain Trained Volunteers
CISM & Chaplain volunteers are needed to debrief provide ministry to the numerous traumatized survivors. To sign up for a shift, please click here.
- Clean Up Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help clean up affected homes. The initial meeting site will be at the Crossroads Christian House of Prayer, 5201 William Cannon. To sign up for a shift, click here.
- Shepherds to Sponsor Families
More than 100 families will likely need sponsorships to aid in their recovery. A training is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Westoak Woods Baptist Church, 2900 W. Slaughter Lane.To sign up, click here.
- Donated Goods
Gift cards to Walmart and HEB as well as furniture, household items, water, clothing, toiletries, baby items and toys are greatly needed. These can be dropped off at the warehouse located at Oak Meadows Baptist Church, 6905 S. IH 35.
The Family Resource Center at Consuelo Mendez Middle School, 5106 Village Drive, is also accepting similar donations. Clothing donations should be sorted and dropped off in bags labeled with the type of clothing, for example: "Adult male," "Adult female," Girls size 5," etc. The center is open weekdays and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m, to 5 p.m. Call 512-841-1016. Learn More.
- Call Center Volunteers
ADRN needs several volunteers to answer the phones (for survivors,) at its Call Center over the next several days. To volunteer, please click here.
- Hospitality Team
ADRN is in need of volunteers to prepare meals for volunteers working at our Call Center. To sign up for a shift, please click here.
For Families in Need
The Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Dr., is open for shelter. Families in need of transportation assistance can call the Red Cross at 512-974-0999. Transportation is also being provided by Cap Metro to families at the orange tent located at Quicksilver and Pleasant Valley. Water, bread and baby formula will also be available at that location.