Our Highland Lakes residents, organizations and businesses are organizing relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey.The list below will be updated periodically.
LOCAL DONATION COLLECTION SITES
• Burnet Consolidated Independent School District campuses have collection containers set out through Sept. 7 for monetary donations. Eighty percent goes to American Red Cross, and 20 percent goes to Advancement Via Individual Determination schools in the impacted areas. BCISD is an AVID district.
• Burnet Volunteer Fire Department, 104 Romberg in Burnet, is taking donations of food, clothing, toiletries, baby supplies, blankets, pet supplies, batteries, and flashlights in partnership with the Kingsland VFD Auxiliary. People in the Kingsland area may also text (830) 613-6366 or (325) 248-7114 or call (325) 247-0427 to arrange pickups.
• Minuteman Rentals will have a cargo trailer at the Burnet Summer Concert Series show featuring Aaron Watson to take donated items to the Rockport area. Needed items are baby formula, diapers, hand sanitizer, non-perishable food, sweatsuits, socks, towels, bottled water, basic toiletries, blankets, and pillows. The concert is Friday, Sept. 1, at the Burnet County Courthouse square. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Visit facebook.com/burnetconcerts or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• First Baptist Church, 901 La Ventana Drive in Marble Falls, is accepting H-E-B and Walmart gift cards for victims in the Rockport, Port Aransas, and Victoria areas. Cards may be dropped off at the church office.
• Hill Country Builders Association, 1401 Broadway, Suite B1, in Marble Falls, needs cooking supplies, utensils, water, and food such as hot dogs, hamburger patties, buns, briskets, and sausages, as well as other related items. They have a group doing to Rockport (leaving Sept. 2) to cook meals for victims, volunteers, and rescue crews. Call (210) 240-5155 for more information.
• Jesucristo La Roca Viva church, 656 Park Road 4 between Burnet and Marble Falls, is distributing relief items to several locations within the area who are taking in evacuees. Most needed are non-perishable food, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights and batteries, new or packaged clothing, blankets, hygiene products, toiletries, and cleaning supplies.
• Keller Williams Realty, 212 Main St. in Marble Falls, is accepting donated items.
• Llano Elementary School, 1600 Oatman St. in Llano, is accepting donations of drinking water, diapers, wet wipes, and canned goods through Friday, Sept. 1, at 8:30 a.m.
• Llano Housing Authority, 1110 Berry St. in Llano, is accepting donations for the Llano Volunteer Fire Department to take supplies to first responders in Aransas Pass on Monday, Sept. 4. Call (325) 247-4931 if you would like to donate.
• Ritchie Dental Group, 1000 Marble Heights Drive in Marble Falls, is gathering donations of canned goods and non-perishable food to take to The Helping Center of Marble Falls, 1315 Broadway. Call The Helping Center at (830) 693-5689 or visit helpingcenter.org.
• Stealth Products, 104 John Kelly Drive, Building 104A, in Burnet, is accepting donated non-perishable food, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights and batteries, new or packaged clothing, blankets, hygiene products and toiletries, and cleaning supplies during office hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Mona or Karen at the entrance. Email email@example.com.
• Well Played, 1007A Broadway in Marble Falls, is accepting donations for a Houston-area church. Needs include cleaning supplies, dehumidifiers, air circulators, extension cords, chain saws, pop-up canopies, shovels, wheelbarrows, hammers, crowbars, work gloves, ladders, buckets, tools for home repair, portable generators and lights, safety glasses, clotheslines, clothespins, and rain ponchos. Call (830) 265-6955.
• Elevate Church is collecting bottled water. Church members are taking about 140,000 pounds of bottled water to the affected areas Sept. 5-6. Visit elevatechurchtx.com or text (512) 961-1800 or visit give.church/we5i91q/give to give.
• Joseph’s Food Pantry, 706 Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals, will be collecting items such as toiletries, paper goods, water, charcoal, towels, sheets, blankets, and bug spray as needed. Donations accepted between 9 a.m. and noon on Wednesdays and other days as needed. Call (830) 220-2344 to find out what days.
• Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 714 Corazon Drive in Marble Falls, is collecting items for children, including small toys, stuffed animals, water-resistant plastic backpacks, crayons, colored pencils, notebook paper, coloring books, pens, and pencils. Items will be taken to Rockport and Port Aransas. Donations accepted 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. First shipment of items will be taken the first week of September. Call (830) 613-8793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Dragontails Children’s Consignment, 208 S. Main St. in Burnet, is accepting donations for children affected by Hurricane Harvey. All items must fit into a one-gallon plastic zip bag, and must be new, unwrapped, and in their original packaging. No food items, please. Age groups are newborn to 18 months, 18 months to 4 years, and 4-12 years. Donations are being accepted Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. until Sept. 6. View a list of items HERE or call (512) 756-2013.
• St. Frederick Baptist Church, 301 Ave N. in Marble Falls, serves free lunches from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Call (830) 693-4499.
FOR MONETARY DONATIONS
These organizations and businesses are accepting monetary donations to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.
• American Red Cross at redcross.org
• Salvation Army Texas at salvationarmytexas.org. Individuals may also drop off checks for the Salvation Army at St. Frederick Baptist Church, 301 Ave. N in Marble Falls. Write “Hurricane Harvey” in the memo line.
• Texas Baptist Men at texasbaptistmen.org
• Adventist Community Services at communityservices.org
• Feeding Texas at feedingtexas.org
• Texas Diaper Bank at texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com
• Local H-E-Bs are giving customers the opportunity to support Hurricane Harvey victims through donations of $1, $3, or $5, which can be added to their grocery bill.
• Good Samaritans is accepting monetary donations for Rockport residents through a Go Fund Me page. The organization provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, gas, and food.