AUSTIN (KXAN) - If people from Central Texas want to help the victims of the tornado victims, a number of local relief agencies are stepping up.
On the Red Cross website, people can learn how to become a trained Red Cross volunteer, give blood or donate.
The Williamson County Canteen, an arm of the Salvation Army, was placed on standby before dawn on Tuesday to go to Oklahoma, if needed.
TO DONATE MONEY
- Text: As always, people can text the word "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief. This is how they support the response to West, Texas, the Texas tornadoes, the Oklahoma tornadoes and all the victims of disasters across the United States.
- Text: STORM to 80888 to donate to The Salvation Army
- Text: FOOD to 32333 to donate to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
- Online: People can also visit the Red Cross website to make a donation online, or they can call 1-800-redcross.
SEARCHING FOR LOVED ONES
People can visit the Red Cross website and click on "Safe and Well." This is a site where people can register after a disaster to let loved ones know they are safe. Red Cross encourages people in Red Cross shelters to register.
SEARCHING FOR OPEN SHELTERS
All the shelters open across the United States are listed online as part of the National Shelter System. People can visit that site to find out where loved ones may be seeking assistance or to find a safe place to stay if they have been impacted by one of the many disasters across the United States.
Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.
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The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
Sub-freezing temperatures will continue across much of Central Texas all day Saturday. A second disturbance associated with the winter storm that slammed Texas Thursday and Friday could lead to more freezing precipitation Saturday and …