Nonprofits doing what they can to help flood victims


OVER THE WEEKEND. SYDNEY: TONIGHT AS PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON LAKE TRAVIS AND IN PARTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY CONTINUE TO FACE SEVERE FLOODING.. LOCAL NON-PROFITS ARE DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP.ROBERT:KXAN’S JACQULYN POWELL HAS BEEN OUT IN THE HUDSON BEND AREA WHERE SHE’S SEEING THAT HOMEOWNERS ALONG THE LAKE ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF THAT HELP.: 14:42:46 “THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THESE AREAS AROUND LAKE TRAVIS THAT WERE HARDEST HIT OBVIOUSLY HAD TO LEAVE, HAD TO EVACUATE…YOU CAN SEE THESE ARE NOT LIVABLE SO THIS AREA WERE IN RIGHT NOW IS PRETTY MUCH ABANDONED. THEY’RE JUST FOCUSING ON SHELTER AT THIS POINT IN MOST CASES. BUT THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT PLAN TO HELP THESE PEOPLE WHO WERE DISPLACED IN THE WEEKS TO COME SAY THEY EXPECT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, THINGS WILL GET VERY BUSY, AS THESE PEOPLE GET OVER THE INITIAL SHOCK OF WHAT HAPPENED AND START TO REALIZE WHAT ALL THEY NEED” 14:43:13 JIM PILOTTO, EVACUATED FROM HOUSEBOAT: 15:14:01 “THIS IS THE 03 BIGGEST FLOOD I’VE EVER SEEN HERE 04 JIM PILOTTO WAS THE LAST PERSON WE COULD FIND ON LAKE TRAVIS. PILOTTO: 15:13:44 “I LIVE IN A SAILBOAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARINA ” HE EVACUATED FRIDAY AFTERNOON… AND NOW, LIKE MANY OF THE HOMEOWNERS WHO SURROUND THE LAKE… HE HAS TO FIND SOMEWHERE TO STAY. PILOTTO:15:14:28 “UHH I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I’LL HAVE TO FIND OUT UH GO TO A FRIENDS HOUSE OR SOMETHING” 31AS JIM AND OTHERS FOCUS ON TEMPORARY SHELTER…NON-PROFITS LIKE THE AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK….ARE PREPARING FOR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. STEPHEN BREWER, ADRN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: 12:56:30 “IT’S BEEN BUSY THIS WEEK BUT WE EXPECT AN INCREASE OF THAT IN THE WEEK TO COME” 33ADRN IS TAKING IN TRUCKLOADS OF DONATIONS — AND TRAINING THESE “CALL CENTER” VOLUNTEERS. BREWER: 12:51:20 “REALLY PHASE ONE OF THE RELIEF IS GOING TO BE THOSE BASIC NECESSITIES OF SHELTERING EMERGENCY FUNDING THE CLEAN CLOTHES A PLACE TO GET A SHOWER RIGHT SOME SHOES 30THEY’LL HAVE ALL OF THAT.BUT PEOPLE LIKE JIM KNOW… PILOTTO: 15:16:30 “IT’S JUST A LITTLE DIFFICULT FOR A MONTH OR TWO, AFTER THE FLOOD 33ADRN SAYS THAT’S WHY IT’LL BE MOST IMPORTANT TO SUSTAIN DONATIONS- EVEN AS THE WATER RECEDES. SYDNEY:THAT WAS JACQULYN POWELL REPORTING.THE DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK SAYS THEY NEED CLEANING SUPPLIES, CLEAN BEDDING, AND UNDERGARMENTS.THE NON-PROFIT IS ALSO TAKING MONETARY DONATIONS TO HELP PEOPLE WITH TEMPORARY HOUSING. WE’VE LISTED HOW YOU CAN HELP ON OUR WEBSITE.SYDNEY:THE CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS IS ALSO OFFERING HELP TON PEOPLE AFFECTED BY FLOODING.THEY HAVE A DISASTER HOTLINE YOU CAN CALL IF YOU NEED HELP.THAT NUMBER IS ON YOUR SCREEN. ROBERT:THERE IS HELP – FOR THOSE WHOSE HOMES HAVE BEEN FLOODED.AIRBNB HAS ACTIVATED ITS EVACUEE HOUSING PROGRAM IN CENTRAL TEXAS.THAT MEANS- PEOPLE WHO RENT OUT HOMES THROUGH THE SITE- CAN OFFER THEM UP FOR FREE- TO THOSE WHOSE HOMES HAVE BEEN FLOODED- AND RELIEF WORKERS FROM OUT OF TOWN.THEY DID THE SAME THING – OVER A YEAR AGO- FOR HURRICANE HARVEY.AIRBNB HOSTS IN BASTROP, BLANCO, BURNET, CALDWELL, GILLESPIE, HAYS, LLANO, MASON , TRAVIS AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY ARE ELIGBLE TO PARTICIPATE.HOSTS CAN OFFER A FREE PLACE TO STAY

2 thoughts on “Nonprofits doing what they can to help flood victims

  1. wait you live in one of the highest rent areas and you need free stuff gimme a break

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