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Battling The Storm In Our Hearts: Texas Needs Our Help!

Here at Urban Provision, we take a lighthearted approach to life, to real estate, and to most things.

But today, we’re feeling anything but light.

More than lightheartedness or tacos, we love Texas with all that we have. It’s part of our blood, part of our souls.

So watching while Mother Nature tumbles our home through her wrath of floods, torrents of rain, tornadoes, and ceaseless destruction, sitting by while our brethren’s lives are lost, well … that’s something that’s hurting our hearts more than we can adequately say.

Across Central Texas, we’re seeing the unthinkable and flooding the likes of which our home hasn’t seen in a month of Sundays.

We want to help, and we’re betting you do, too. There are plenty of people across the affected areas that need food, places to sleep, places where they can get simple things like a hot shower.

If you’re looking for updates, check out what the Red Cross has to say here:

If the storms have forced you from your home, there are places where you can seek refuge. There are shelters located at:

Northwest Fellowship Church
13427 Pond Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78729

South Austin Rec Center
1100 Cumberland Rd
Austin TX 78740

San Marcos Activity Center
501 E. Hopkins
San Marcos, TX 78666 

If you’re looking for ways to help out, The Statesman has a thorough compendium of things you can do, from making donations to the Austin Disaster Relief Network, or giving to The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, or The United Way.

The Hays County Food Bank needs all kinds of things so our neighbors can eat. Leave the cans of creamed corn in your cabinets and get them what they ACTUALLY NEED, like high-protein canned meals, like ravioli, soup, or spaghetti, paper goods (paper towels and plates, cups, napkins, and plastic utensils), single-serving meals that don’t need refrigeration or cooking, single-serving snacks like raisins & granola bars, If you’re looking for more ideas, they’ll be happy to give you lots! They will be accepting donations are the following locations:

220 Herndon St, San Marcos
Cabela’s, 15570 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX 78610
Barton Middle School, 4950 Jack C. Hays Trail, Buda, TX 78610
Wallace Middle School, 1500 West Center, Kyle, TX 78640
Chapa Middle School, 3311 Dacy Lane, Kyle, TX 78640
Katherine Anne Porter School, 515 FM2325, Wimberley, TX 78676

And don’t forget Texas’ furry friends! Austin Pets Alive is looking for donations of large dog leashes, rawhides, puzzle toys, peanut butter, meaty treats, towels, and anything else you can think of. For more updates on Austin’s four-legged citizens, check out the Austin Animal Center.

Stay safe, Texas. We love you. Even more than tacos.