UT Athletics, Austin Disaster Relief Network hosting supply drive for Hurricane Dorian victims

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas Athletics recently announced it will host a supply drive in partnership with the Austin Disaster Relief Network for victims of Hurricane Dorian.

The supply drive runs Sept. 20-25, and will kicked off on Friday afternoon before the UT vs. A&M volleyball match at Gregory gym.

(KXAN/Ed Zavala)

Supplies will also be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23-25 in the first floor lobby of the North End Zone’s Gate 14 of Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium.

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Donations collected will be taken to Austin Disaster Relief Network to be shipped to the Bahamas.

Requested supply items include:

  • Non-perishable foods: canned beans, fruit, vegetables, tuna, pasta, boxed milk, soups, etc.
  • Baby supplies: formula, diapers, baby food, Pedialyte, bottles
  • Bedding: sleeping bags, sheets, and blankets
  • Toiletries: toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and towels
  • Cleaning supplies: bleach, sanitizing wipes, cleaners, mops, brooms, garbage bags, etc.

The university says two of its student athletes, Lashann Higgs of the women’s basketball team, and Kai Jones, of the men’s basketball team, are from the Bahamas.

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