Flood disaster assistance FAQs for donations, needs, volunteers and public health



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Richard Zowie/The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin
From where to go for supplies to how to donate and volunteer, flood victims and those helping them have a wealth of resources to turn to in Burnet and Llano counties.




Special to The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin

In the aftermath of Highland Lakes flood event, emergency management officials have compiled a list of general help information for the public.

Those seeking assistance with the cleanup and other cleanup resources and wanting to donate or volunteer:

• Marble Falls First Baptist Church, 901 La Ventana, 78654 830-693-4381.

Go to https://fbcmf.org/flood/ for more information.

• First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Dr. in Marble Falls, 830-265-0761.

• Granite Shoals First Baptist Church, 505 S Phillips Ranch Road, 512-755-5217.

• The Church at Horseshoe Bay, 600 Hi Ridge Rd., 214-636-8373.

Collection points for water/sports drinks:

• Lakeshores Church parking lot, 700 US 281 in Marble Falls, 617-291-8310.

• Granite Shoals Fire Hall, 8410 W. FM 1431, 830-596-8110.

The following are needs and drop-off points for supplies (new items only; not accepting used clothing or furniture):

• Cleaning supplies such as gloves, bleach, bleach-based cleaners, laundry soap, utility rags, paper towels, wipes, hand sanitizer;

• Tools such as shovels, rakes, wheel barrels, large fans, work gloves, buckets, sorting bins;

• Commercial sized garbage bags;

• Gift Cards from Home Depot, Lowes, WalMart, HEB;

• Heavy duty work gloves, box cutters, crowbars, box fans, contractor garbage bags, flat shovels, rakes, sunscreen and bug spray, duct tape, brooms, mops, dustpans, hand sanitizer, safety goggles, extension cords, tarps, N95 masks, water hoses, buckets, loppers, industrial spray bottles, plastic storage tubs, personal-sized barbecue pits;

• Trash cans, dollies, electric tools, chainsaws, blowers, generators, pallet jacks, power washers, push mowers, tools: heavy duty staple gun, hammers, pliers, screwdrivers.

Goodwill of Marble Falls is accepting household items and furniture. Store credit will be returned to flood victims to allow them to shop in the store. Please mark donations “Burnet County Flood Relief” when dropped off.

Those wishing to donate Financial Resources, please direct financial gifts in the form of gift cards to:

• The First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls, 1101 Bluebonnet Dr.

An account to take financial contributions for the recovery effort is being developed in partnership with the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund. Contact Kevin Naumann at 830-613-5919 for more information.

The Burnet County Health Authority recommends wearing an N95 mask while conducting cleanup operations. Additionally, Hepatitis A and Tetanus Vaccines are recommended. These vaccines may be obtained from the following:

• Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 Lakeshore Church, 704 N. US 281 in Marble Falls from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; All volunteers or community members with insurance or payment at time of the vaccination;

• Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 Burnet La Care Food Pantry, 507 Buchanan from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Uninsured adults only;

• Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 Sharing Harvest Food Pantry, 3435 Ranch Road 1431 in Kingsland from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.;

For adults with Medicaid insurance, vaccinations can be obtained by calling the Lone Star Circle of Care at 877-800-5722.

Other local vaccine resources include:

HEB, 830-693-4810

Walgreens, 830-693-8417

CVS, 830-693-2374

Atkins, 830-693-2972

Seton Care-A-Van for children, 830-596-3081

Texas Department of State Health Services 830-693-8424


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