Central Texas was slammed by massive flooding this weekend that killed at least nine people and destroyed hundreds of homes. Many of our neighbors have been displaced.
KVUE along with our sister TV stations in Texas are partnering to help Hays County rebuild. Go here to donate to s special GoFundMe account and use the hashtag #HelpHays across social media to spread the word.
Here are other ways you can help the flood victims:
In the Austin area:
- The Austin Disaster Relief Network is accepting monetary donations. The fund's name is the Memorial Weekend Flood Fund. Go to the organization's website to donate.
- The United Way for Greater Austin is hosting a cleaning drive to gather cleaning supplies, which are sold out in Hays County stores. You can donate mops, brooms and bleach at 2000 East MLK Blvd. Call 211 for more information on what to donate or if you need assistance. Monetary donations are also being accepted online here.
- A community Facebook page has surfaced where affected residents can seek help restoring their homes. Check out the Austin Flood 2015 Relief page to post or help out.
- Austin Pets Alive is in need of donations and foster care. For more information visit their Facebook page and website.
- Kung Fu Saloon will be collecting supplies for statewide flood victims and animal shelters.
- Hays County relief workers are in immediate need of supplies and volunteers. Donations of items on this list can be dropped off at 200 Springtown Way in San Marcos.
- Serve San Marcos is asking for volunteers to help with cleanup. Go here for more information.
- The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers. Go here to find out how you can become one.
- The Hays County Food Bank will be open to the public from Thursday through Monday for emergency distribution at 220 Herndon Street in San Marcos. Individuals will receive a box of non-perishable items. For a list of most-needed donations, go here.
- The United Way of Hays County is accepting monetary donations. Donate through their webpage here or text "FLOODS" to 41444 to make a donation.
- San Marcos and Wimberley have volunteer centers set up at San Marcos Plaza Park at 206 C.M. Allen Parkway and Cypress Creek Church at 211 Stillwater. The city is asking volunteers to check in there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- For other ways to help those in need, check out Hays County CISD's "Helping Our Neighbors" page here.