As Hurricane Harvey hits Texas, many of you in Central Texas are probably wondering what you can do to help.

The American Red Cross and the Austin Disaster Relief Network are asking for volunteers and donations.

The American Red Cross Serving Central Texas is asking for volunteers to work in local shelters and help evacuees from the Texas coast as Hurricane Harvey approaches.

The Red Cross offered trainings for new volunteers on Friday, Aug. 25. Anyone interested in volunteering can click here and fill out the volunteer application before attending training, but doing so is not required. If you would like to donate, click here. For more information call 1-800-928-4271.


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The ADRN's "Hope Family Thrift Store" is holding a drive Saturday to receive donations from the community. They are accepting the following:

  • New undergarments (all sizes, children and adult)
  • New socks (all sizes, children and adult)
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, face wash, 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
  • Clothing is not needed. ADRN will distribute the abundance of previously-donated clothing to survivors

You can donate money as well by going here and making a donation to the "Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund."

Families affected by the storm and volunteers wishing to support survivors should call the ADRN call center at 512-806-0800.