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RRISD Accepting Donations For North Austin Fire Victims
The Round Rock Independent School District will be accepting donation for families displaced by a Thursday morning apartment complex fire in North Austin.
The blaze at the International Residence Apartments near Hwy 183 and Anderson Mill Road destroyed 68 units, according to the Red Cross.
A spokesperson for RRISD says a number of McNeil High School, Deerpark Middle School, and Forest North Elementary students lost all of their belongings.
For those wanting to help families impacted by the fire, the McNeil PTSA will collect donations at the main entrance of McNeil High School today from 1:15 - 6 p.m. and at the basketball game this evening. Items donated can include gift cards and monetary donations (checks made payable to McNeil PTSA). For questions, please contact Heather Combs at: email@example.com or 512-801-3717. McNeil High School is located at 5720 McNeil Rd. in Austin.
Deerpark Middle School is accepting clothing and shoes in all sizes for children and adults, food and other household donations (toys, blankets, new socks and underwear, coats, etc.) until 4 p.m. Thursday at the school. Deerpark Middle School is located at 8849 Anderson Mill Rd. in Austin.
Forest North Elementary will be accepting clothing and shoes in all sizes for children and adults, food and other household donations (toys, blankets, new socks and underwear, coats, etc.). The school is located at 13414 Broadmeade in Austin. Items can be dropped off until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. – Noon on Friday. Monetary donations can also be made to the Forest North PTA. Checks should be made out to FNE PTA and dropped off at the school. Credit card donations will be accepted on the FNE PTA website: http://forestnorth.my-pta.org/.
Other avenues for assistance include:
Austin Disaster Relief Network - Call 331-2600 or online: www.austindisasterreliefnetwork.org
Red Cross - Call 928-4271or online: www.redcross.org/tx/austin