September 3rd, 2005

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Austin Assistance for Katrina Evacuees

For those in the Austin Area who want to help:

From Austin City Connection:

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department will staff a Contribution Center at the Freescale Campus, 3501 Ed Bluestein Blvd. The Center will be open for donations from 8 AM to 5 PM Saturday Sept 3 to Friday, Sept 9. Donation requests include monetary donations, cots, air mattresses, sleeping bags, sheets, blankets, towels and wash cloths.

Aklso mentioned are clothes and folding lawn chairs, but then they say other places that clothes are not beign accepted. So. Yeah.

Also, this hit me from the news.

Link: http://news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=144808

One state employee went to buy cots at an Academy outdoor store in North Austin, but when the store manager learned they were for evacuees, he gave her all the cots in supply free of charge.

I love my city.