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~William Penn

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Fire Donation Stations and Events ~ List them here!!

I've set up this post for you to list your donation drives for those affected by the Bastrop Fires, and others around the State.  Use the comment section below to list your location, times, and what items you're accepting.

If you're unable to post your donation station here, 
send me an email and I'll post it.

 Brazos Recovery and Relief  Information HERE!!
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From The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management
FEMA has informed us that displaced citizens seeking aid will need to contact FEMA directly, even if they registered at a shelter or the convention center. Until a federal disaster declaration is issued, FEMA will say citizens are ineligible, but they can get register anyway- online at,
Call (800) 621-3362 / TTY (800) 462-7585
A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to your case.

D&D Moving and Storage will be filling their pink breast cancer awareness trailer with donations for firefighters and fire victims on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 3700 Texas Ave. in College Station. Call 693-6233 for more information.
 Attention Llano area.... Llano Chamber of Commerce Donation Station!! Click HERE!
 Donations for our Friends up the road....  Facebook Event
Here, you'll find donation locations in New Braunfels, San Antonio, Seguin and Austin

Bands pitchin' in!! 9.8.2011

 posted by:  Ricky Bolanos

Just thought we'd let ya'll know to spread the word. Joe Barron Band will be collecting donations for the TX fire victims at all of our shows this month. 
Matt Wayne &Company have also agreed to let us take donations at their 
show in Cruces on the 14th. 
Josh Abbott Band will be handling the distribution of said funds for us.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  From The 950 Houston
volunteers to learn fireighting for shifts this weekend should report to
the Highmeadow Ranch YMCA by 4pm today at 36725 FM 1774
Lip balms & chapsticks, gatorade like drinks and non-perishable individual snacks -- like energy bars, cracker snack packs
You can drop items off at the Magnolia Fire Station on 18215 Buddy Riley Blvd in Magnolia (77354)

 From the Bastrop Fire Department Press Release - 9.8.2011 - 10:30am

•  Donation Hotlines
Austin Disaster Relief Network 512-331-2200
Bastrop Donation Hotline 512-332-8977
Bastrop Ministerial Alliance, P.O. Box 876, Bastrop 78602—checks should be made out to BCMA

 Visit your local Walgreens for donation information.
 Bastrop area residents.
Farmers Insurance has set up a mobile claims center at the corner of Old
Austin Hwy and Hwy 71 between Texas Boot Company and Autozone. (7am-7pm)
 Katy and Surrounding Areas!!
Donations from Katy residents pile up in the lobby of the Katy Fire Department.
The gifts go to help victims of wildfires around Bastrop and the firefighters trying to fight the blaze.
Suggested donations include children’s items like small toys, dry shampoo and stuffed animals, while the firefighters need items such as eye drops, wraparound industrial goggles and chapstick.
Donations are accepted at 1417 Avenue D from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and drop boxes will be outside for after hours deliveries.
 Attention New Braunfels and Surrounding Areas!!

From Celeste Mills Conn / 12:47pm -9.7.2011
The Scooter Store will be taking a truck to Bastrop on Friday, 9.9
Contact them at 830-626-5600 Ext. 2182

Attention Conroe and Willis!!!
We at Zach's BBQ in Willis are taking donations and getting them to victims, and my friend at Room With A View in Conroe is partnering with me. My address is listed below, hers is 3500 West Davis, Suite 300, Conroe, 77304. Thanks for spreading the word! We have already sent 3 trucks, a U-Haul Truck and a cargo trailer full, just in TWO days!! 
Our community is amazing...

Holly Dorris

Zach's BBQ - 200 E Powell St - Willis, TX 77378 - 936.890.6969 -
Attention New Braunfels/Canyon Lake and surrounding area!!
Cactus Jack's - 1706 Hunter Road., NB (Gruene) will be having a donation drive for Bastrop residents on Thursday, September 8th from 10am to 6pm.  For information call Kaye at 830-620-9602.  All sorts of household goods will be accepted along with bottled water and sports drinks. (posted 9.7am)

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