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Mayor Adler calls for community support for city shelter "guests"

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Mayor Adler put out the call for Austinites to do two things: make 6,000 welcome kits for Hurricane Harvey evacuees and donate 500 large crates for displaced pets.

Mayor Adler made this announcement on Facebook Live at .

"Company's coming, and everybody's got chores," said Mayor Adler. "Everyone has a role to play in the relief effort. If people come to Austin seeking shelter, we're going to find space for them, but only you can make them feel at home."

First, the Austin Disaster Relief Network needs 6,000 welcome kits to distribute to our expected guests in Austin. 

Here's what goes into a welcome kit:

  • Towel
  • Washcloth
  • Soap
  • Tissue
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Products
  • Shampoo
  • Comb
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Wipes
  • Baby Bottles/Formula
  • Diapers
  • Baby Food 
  • A note of encouragement

How to put the kit together:

  1. Get a reusable bag(s) or plastic container with a lid
  2. Fill the container with listed items
  3. Drop your donation off at a location

Where to drop it off:
Hope Family Thrift Store
1122 E 51st Street
Austin, Texas 78723
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm