As we sit here wondering where any of the wind or rain was from Hurricane Ike, the¬†answer continues to make world headlines.¬† People really need our help--perhaps like never before.
Majic has teamed up with the Capital Area Food Bank and we have a huge Hurricane Relief¬†Drive tomorrow (Wednesday 9-17) at the HEB in the Tech Ridge Shopping Center 6am to 7pm.¬† Here is a way you can help right now through the Food Bank.¬† This is all from their website:¬†¬†
As of 3:00 PM Sept. 15 Donations depleted. Urgent call for more donations.¬† As of 2:00 p.m. the Food Bank is unable to fulfill emergency boxes onsite.
Donate Emergency Items¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1) bottled water
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2) granola bars
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 3) canned meats (pop-top lids)
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 4) peanut butter
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 5) diapers & wipes (adult and baby)
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 6) personal care items (toothpaste, toothbrush, feminine products, soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
Most needed items:¬† Peanut Butter, Larger-size Diapers & Dog Food (many evacuees have dogs).
Every $5 donated provides $20 worth of nutritious food.
Donate online¬†and specify the donation go to Hurricane Ike relief.¬†
Donate at the Food Bank through Friday, September 19 and at the H-E-B at Parmer Food Drive on Wednesday, September 17.¬† A drop box¬†is available at the Food Bank¬†for after hours donations.¬†¬†
Adult volunteers are needed to help with:
Tuesday, September 15¬†through Friday, September 18
collecting food and financial donations
distributing 25 lb. food boxes to evacuees
8 - 11 a.m.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
2 - 5 p.m.
Eight volunteers needed per-shift.¬† To volunteer, email Paige DeLeon, Volunteer Resources Director.
Disaster Relief Donation Hours and Location
Capital Area Food Bank
8201 South Congress Avenue (between William Cannon & Slaughter Lane).
Today¬†through Friday, September 19
8 a.m.¬†- 5 p.m.
H-E-B on Parmer, Wednesday, September 17
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.