More than 1,000 homes and 100,000 acres have been consumed by about 60 wildfires currently raging in Central Texas. At least 5,000 people have been forced to evacuate in what’s become the worst wildfire in the state’s history. Many of our News Taco readers live in Texas, if you can and want to help we put together a list of ways you can do so:
- American Red Cross of Central Texas, 2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, 78723, (512) 929-1250
- Austin Disaster Relief Network, P.O. Box 3817, Cedar Park, 78630, (512) 331-2200
- Capital Area Food Bank, Accepting nonperishable food donations (canned meats, granola bars, peanut butter, bottled water) at 8201 S. Congress Ave., Austin. (512) 282-2111
- Catholic Charities of Central Texas, Accepting donations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1817 E. Sixth St., Austin, and 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. at 6225 U.S. 290 East.
- Local Austin Organizations where you can help.
- If you’re in Austin, here are locations where you can help directly or organizations you can work with.
- State Bar of Texas is answering legal questions related to the fires.
- Texas Wildfire Relief Fund supports firefighters.