Monday, September 05, 2005

Austin Hurricane Relief Efforts

My old pal Kate X. Messer and the Austin Chronicle Web team are compiling information on hurricane relief in Austin here. Another new site,, is also compiling relief information.

We're expecting around 5,000 evacuees in public shelters. There are plenty of other evacuees in private homes, too. While most evacuees are being housed at the Austin Convention Center, this is not the drop off point for donations of clothes, bedding, etc. The city's central donation point is at Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola) at 3501 Ed Bluestein Blvd. They will be taking donations from 9am to 5pm through Friday.

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