Here are some ways to help with Harvey relief efforts in Georgetown

The Woodforest neighborhood, which is located in Montgomery County Precinct 2, sustained major flooding in late August. Magnolia is also located in Precinct 2.

The Woodforest neighborhood, which is located in Montgomery County Precinct 2, sustained major flooding in late August. Magnolia is also located in Precinct 2.

Here are a few local businesses and organizations hosting donation drives and other support efforts for people displaced or affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

FRIDAY


Blood Drive
The Georgetown Recreation Center will host We Are Blood, formerly the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas, so residents can donate blood. Donors must be at least 17 years old, be in good health and weigh more than 115 pounds, among other requirements that can be found online. Free snacks and prizes will be provided. Free. 2:30-6:30 p.m. Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8415. Pre-register at wrbdonor.org/donor/schedules/name with the name ‘Parks.’

GTX Relief Donation Reception
Bring donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey to The Monument Cafe parking lot. From there, they will be transported to the Houston area. The most-needed items are pop-top canned foods, manual can openers, food and childcare supplies (not including toys), and new children’s clothing. Used clothing will not be accepted. Money and gift cards, like those from VISA, Home Depot, Walmart and H-E-B are the most appreciated. Free. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The Monument Cafe, 500 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. www.facebook.com/gtxrelief

Hurricane Harvey Relief Collections
Edible Arrangements, along with Supercuts, will collect personal care items to be delivered to the evacuees being brought to Brookdale Georgetown, a local retirement and assisted living facility. Items including razors, soaps, denture cream, adult diapers and combs would be particularly appreciated. Continues through Saturday. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Edible Arrangements, 1013 W. University Ave., Ste. 165, Georgetown. 512-593-7114. tx1567@dofruit.com

SATURDAY


Diaper donations
Wolf Ranch Farmers Market is partnering with Austin Diaper Bank and is accepting diaper donations. Donated diapers will be sent to various shelters assisting people displaced by the storm. The most-needed types of diapers are infant sizes 4, 5 and 6 and adult XL. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wolf Ranch Farmers Market, 1015 W University Ave., Georgetown. http://www.wolfranchfarmersmarket.com/

ONGOING


Celebration Church donation drive
Celebration Chuch has partnered with the Association of Related Churches to support Harvey-related relief efforts. Church volunteers are holding daily donation drives in the south auditorium of the church's annex. Those interesting in more information on joining the church's volunteer efforts can email serve@celebration.church. Donations can be dropped off daily between 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Celebration Church, 601 Westinghouse Road, Georgetown. A list of items sought for donation is available online at www.celebration.church 

This list is not comprehensive. If you know of a local business or organization that is supporting Harvey-related relief efforts, let us know by emailing geofeedback@communityimpact.com. 


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