AISD is Aiding Harvey Evacuees; Here's How You Can Help
Austin ISD is an integral part of emergency relief for Hurricane Harvey. We currently have evacuees in several locations and will respond to further needs for shelters as we are able.
For those concerned about the safety of loved ones affected by the storm, please visit https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php.
The district will continue to welcome all students, including any evacuees who are in Austin for the foreseeable future. We are doing all we can to ensure all student needs are met and that there will be minimal lapses in their school year.
We're getting many calls about what the various shelters need, where to drop off donations, etc.
AISD facilities are not equipped to accept in-kind donations (water, food, clothing, toiletries, etc.) Please do not bring these items to a shelter, as it can create a logistical hazard for both evacuees and volunteers.
Central Texas Red Cross informs us that monetary donations are the most effective at this time.
Supporting Relief Organizations in Texas
People interested in supporting flood survivors affected by Hurricane Harvey should make monetary donations to established, reputable organizations assisting in relief and recovery efforts.
To make a monetary donation, go to:
- Central Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: http://centraltxvoad.com/about/members/
- Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: https://txvoad.communityos.org
Central Texas and Texas VOAD consists of local, regional and national nonprofits, faith-based organizations and governmental partners that coordinate disaster relief, response and recovery.
- Travis Austin Recovery Group: https://targroup.wordpress.com/mission
Travis Austin Recovery Group is a long-term recovery group led by residents, experienced organizations and advisors to ensure effective relief for families and communities impacted by disasters.
For frequently asked questions about Hurricane Harvey Disaster Assistance and Recovery information, go to http://austintexas.gov/help