Highland Lakes Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Highland Lakes residents, organizations and businesses are organizing relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The list below will be updated daily with new information as it is received. If you know of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts that are not listed, please email email@example.com with the location, date, time, contact information and requested items.
Latest Update: 10 a.m. Sept. 12
LOCAL DONATION COLLECTION SITES
• Burnet Volunteer Fire Department, 104 Romberg in Burnet, is taking donations of food, clothing, toiletries, baby supplies, blankets, pet supplies, batteries, and flashlights in partnership with the Kingsland VFD Auxiliary. People in the Kingsland area may also text (830) 613-6366 or (325) 248-7114 or call (325) 247-0427 to arrange pickups.
• Jesucristo La Roca Viva church, 656 Park Road 4 between Burnet and Marble Falls, is distributing relief items to several locations within the area who are taking in evacuees. Most needed are non-perishable food, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights and batteries, new or packaged clothing, blankets, hygiene products, toiletries, and cleaning supplies.
• Stealth Products, 104 John Kelly Drive, Building 104A, in Burnet, is accepting donated non-perishable food, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights and batteries, new or packaged clothing, blankets, hygiene products and toiletries, and cleaning supplies during office hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Mona or Karen at the entrance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Weakday Ministries, 312 S. Main St. in Burnet, is collecting items for people affected by Hurricane Harvey. They are asking for new and sealed first aid kits, insect repellant, bleach, N95 dust masks, large contractor-sized trash bags, hand sanitizer, gift cards for Wal Mart, H-E-B, Home Depot and Lowe's. Items can be dropped off at the Weakday Ministries office Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information at weakdayministries.com.
• Joseph’s Food Pantry, 706 Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals, will be collecting items such as toiletries, paper goods, water, charcoal, towels, sheets, blankets, and bug spray as needed for evacuees who have been displaced and are at Inks Lake State Park. Donations accepted between 9 a.m. and noon on Wednesdays and other days as needed. For after hours or when distributions are being made at the park, please drop off items at Granite Shoals Fire Rescue, 8410 RR 1431 West. Call (830) 220-2344 to find out what days.
• Kingsland Baptist Church, 3435 RR 1431 West, is taking donated items between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for more than 170 evacuees at Inks Lake State Park. Needed items are non-perishable food and coffee, H-E-B gift cards of $25 or more, firewood and charcoal, can openers, pots, pans, pet food, soap, deodorant, paper towels, trash bags, baby food, diapers, baby items, small toys and games for children. Between 20 and 25 dozen eggs are needed each day to serve breakfast. Eggs also can be brought to the church. Call (325) 388-4507
• The Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary have several locations throughout Kingsland to drop off donations to take to some of the smaller towns that are effected and not receiving help yet: Kloset Deja Vu, The Pizza Box, Jr's Authentic Tex-Mex, Ace Hardware, Kingsland Post Office and Kingsland Library. Items needed are: Bleach, rakes, shovels, gloves, trash bags, scrub brushes, mood, masks, paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, plates, cups), diapers, wipes, formula, nonperishable food items, and feminine hygiene products. The auxiliary is currently delivering supplies to Wharton, TX and will have an updated list when they return
• First Baptist Church, 901 La Ventana Drive in Marble Falls, is accepting H-E-B and Walmart gift cards for victims in the Rockport, Port Aransas, and Victoria areas. Cards may be dropped off at the church office.
• The Helping Center of Marble Falls, 1315 Broadway St., is in need of powdered milk, mac & cheese and sandwich bread. Call The Helping Center at (830) 693-5689 or visit helpingcenter.org.
• First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, is accepting donations to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). Financial donations may be brought to the church or given online at fumcmarblefalls.com by clicking the e-giving link. No administrative fees come out of this fund; 100 percent of your donation goes to disaster relief.
• St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1803 RR 1431 in Marble Falls, is collecting items for health kits through Upbring (formerly Lutheran Social Services) and monetary offerings for Lutheran Disaster Response, which is consistently ranked highly for the percentage of funds going directly to those in need. For more information on both, visit stpetersmarblefalls.org.
• Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, 810 Texas 71 West in Marble Falls, is accepting the following items in one-gallon sealable plastic bags: soap, lotion, shampoo, deodorant, washcloths, combs/brushes, facial tissue, shaving cream/razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, and first aid kits.
• Marble Falls High School National Honor Society and Student Council will be collecting items at home football games to donate to Bay City. Requested items are toiletries and hygiene items, baby items, school supplies, non-perishable food, batteries, and money.
• St. Frederick Baptist Church, 301 Ave N. in Marble Falls, serves free lunches from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Call (830) 693-4499.
• Women in Combat Fitness, 2413-11 Commerce in Marble Falls, is handing men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and shoes as well as some baby items for evacuees from noon-4 p.m. Call or text (830) 613-1148.
FOR MONETARY DONATIONS
These organizations and businesses are accepting monetary donations to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.
• American Red Cross at redcross.org
• Salvation Army Texas at salvationarmytexas.org. Individuals may also drop off checks for the Salvation Army at St. Frederick Baptist Church, 301 Ave. N in Marble Falls. Write “Hurricane Harvey” in the memo line.
• Texas Baptist Men at texasbaptistmen.org
• Adventist Community Services at communityservices.org
• Feeding Texas at feedingtexas.org
• Texas Diaper Bank at texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com
• Local H-E-Bs are giving customers the opportunity to support Hurricane Harvey victims through donations of $1, $3, or $5, which can be added to their grocery bill.
• Good Samaritans is accepting monetary donations for Rockport residents through a Go Fund Me page. The organization provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, gas, and food.
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