How to Help?
Tina Dina

Kerrville, TX

#1 Sep 7, 2011
I would like to help. What is needed? Pet carriers and pet food, maybe? Clothing?

Where would I take items to help the fire victims? I have some nice women's clothing and some household items that I can donate (and NOT just some old crap, either. Nice stuff).

Also I can get some pet supplies for you all, if needed.

Where is the relief effort being coordinated? Where do I go? I'm in Kerrville but can come to your area this weekend to help if you all will just tell me where to go. And what to bring with me.
Kay

Denton, TX

#2 Sep 7, 2011
I also have been trying to find some other ways to help.
How can we get more donations sent to Bastrop and the surrounding areas? Is the Red Cross the only organization taking online donations?
I want to get more people/sites involved in the relief effort and funds.
ctb

San Marcos, TX

#3 Sep 7, 2011
Smithville has a lot of centers on main st. The stadium on 21 is also a spot. Check out the fb pages: Bastrop Fire, Bastrop Fire and Information, Texas Wildfires.... the centers are everywhere.
Jennifer

Pflugerville, TX

#4 Sep 7, 2011
They are also accepting clothing and other types of donations such as toothpaste, brushes, diapers etc... in Bastrop at Runnel business park located near Lowe's on Hwy 71.
Renee RN

Belton, TX

#5 Sep 8, 2011
I am an RN. Where can I go to give medical help?
Tina Dina

Kerrville, TX

#8 Sep 9, 2011
Kay wrote:
I also have been trying to find some other ways to help.
How can we get more donations sent to Bastrop and the surrounding areas? Is the Red Cross the only organization taking online donations?
I want to get more people/sites involved in the relief effort and funds.
I would rather not use the Red Cross. They always have such high "administrative" expenses that very little money actualy gets trickled-down to the actual victims. In Houston during Hurricane Ike they were the last ones on the scene. The local churches and other organizations did 10 times what the Red Cross was capable of doing. And FEMA..... Oh Lord. Don't get me started......

The Big Cheese of the Red Cross makes a dandy salary, I'm told by the Wall Street Journal.

I guess all those 'donations' have to go somewhere.......
Redneck

United States

#9 Sep 12, 2011
I sent some cold beer cause I know how hot those firefighters are. Enjoy.
idea

AOL

#10 Sep 13, 2011
I also was dissapointed in the red cross action after katrina in louisiana.It was ultimately local churches and local people in our parish that supplied much of the food,clothing ,personal need products ect..The red cross did secure phone for the people to get in touch with relatives,of course the phones supplied did not work in our area.The red cross could have supplied a cheaper phone that would have worked but chose an expensive model that had no reception.A real waste of funds.Also ,they treated the people with little respect and when they did get a computer for people to reach loved ones,they weren't allowed to use it.I personally found a direct gift to those in need had no overhead taken out and i personally could supply needs without the overhead.The red cross here did not even supply bug spray for adults and children because they couldn't find any.Funny,i found cases locally and gave it to the poor national guard sitting outside every night and the people with no a.c. to protect themselves and their children.
Get Real

United States

#11 Sep 14, 2011
idea wrote:
I also was dissapointed in the red cross action after katrina in louisiana.It was ultimately local churches and local people in our parish that supplied much of the food,clothing ,personal need products ect..The red cross did secure phone for the people to get in touch with relatives,of course the phones supplied did not work in our area.The red cross could have supplied a cheaper phone that would have worked but chose an expensive model that had no reception.A real waste of funds.Also ,they treated the people with little respect and when they did get a computer for people to reach loved ones,they weren't allowed to use it.I personally found a direct gift to those in need had no overhead taken out and i personally could supply needs without the overhead.The red cross here did not even supply bug spray for adults and children because they couldn't find any.Funny,i found cases locally and gave it to the poor national guard sitting outside every night and the people with no a.c. to protect themselves and their children.
YOU were disappointed in the Red Cross after Katrina? Did the Red Cross advise the uneducated idiots to move BELOW SEA LEVEL to hurricane prone New Orleans surrounded by the Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico and Lake Ponchatrain? REALLY? REALLY? REALLY?Please send me a copy of that memo genius.

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