Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

For the past several days, we have read about and seen the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Houston and along the Gulf Coast. While we are all thankful to be safe in the Austin area, I know we are also greatly concerned for friends, family and fellow Texans who have been affected directly by this terrible event.

We are working with KW Cares and The Salvation Army to collect and distribute needed items to go directly to affected areas. We are thrilled to leverage their existing infrastructure to maximize our impact in these communities.

Please see the list of donations needed below. Items may be dropped off at JLA Headquarters, at the General Meeting next week, or shipped directly to the address listed. We recognize that the need in these areas will change as events develop. Please check back here for our most up-to-date list.

The Junior League of Austin will also be making a monetary donation to League chapters in the impacted areas through our operating fund. Many of our members come from Houston or the Gulf Coast and/or have family and friends in the area, and we are eager to offer our support.

The overwhelming desire of our members to offer assistance has been amazing, though we expect nothing less from our incredible membership. It is times like this when our words the Strength of Women, The Power of Community, truly shine through.

 

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Items may be dropped off at JLA Headquarters, the General Meeting next week, or shipped directly to the address below:

KWRI/KW Cares
Re: JLA Harvey Relief
1221 S Mopac, Ste 400
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 439-8772

 

Hurricane Harvey Needed Supply List

  • Wheel Barrows
  • Large black trash bags
  • Gloves for outdoor use
  • Face masks
  • Brooms
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic utensils
  • Mops
  • Windex
  • Rubber gloves
  • Water testing kits
  • Pet food: dog and cat
  • Rubber boots
  • 1st aid kits
  • Flash lights
  • Bleach
  • Batteries – ALL sizes
  • Blankets
  • Shampoo/body wash
  • Soap
  • Bug Spray
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Socks for men and women and children (new please)
  • Underwear men/women/children
    (new please)
  • Bottled Water
  • Ice and Styrofoam Coolers