Emmis/Austin Collects Funds For Wildfire Relief Efforts
September 7, 2011 at 5:52 AM (PT)
EMMIS/AUSTIN's six radio stations will be leading a concentrated effort to collect donations for the RED CROSS OF CENTRAL TEXAS and CATHOLIC DIOCESE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th from 6a-7p. Donations will benefit victims of the recent wildfires.
All cash donations will be given to the RED CROSS OF CENTRAL TEXAS. All checks should be made out to "AMERICAN RED CROSS" and note "disaster relief." THE RED CROSS is also accepting cash donations through centex.redcross.org or text "redcross" to 90999 for a $10 quick donation.
CATHOLIC DIOCESE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS is asking for specific items. They ask donators to stick to this list as they will not have room for anything not on this list. Needed items are general supplies, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, towels, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, paper plates, cups, napkins, plastic utensils, deodorant sprays for men & women, disposable razors, shaving cream, size 4 diapers, baby shampoo, sanitizer and depends undergarments.
To date the fires have consumed more than 34,000 acres and destroyed about 550 homes.