Volunteers from United Way of Williamson County were on hand to collect donations from baseball fans at the Round Rock Express game on Thursday, May 28 to support flood recovery efforts in Central Texas.
Volunteers from Atmos, Dell, City of Austin, Department of State Health Services, Leander ISD and TDIndustries were among those who accepted donations for flood recovery efforts in Caldwell, Hays and Williamson Counties.
The following items were collected:
- 342 cases of water
- 40 cases of diapers
- 21 boxes of wipes
- 28 boxes of cleaning supplies
- 24 boxes of miscellaneous items such as food, tableware, etc.
- 26 boxes paper towels
- 51 brooms/mops
- 11 boxes of trash bags
- 10 buckets
- 9 bags of clothes
Additionally, over $2,300 in cash, checks and gift cards were donated at the event.
Every fan who donated an item received two general admission tickets to Thursday’s game. Fans who already purchased a ticket received tickets to a future Express game.
United Way of Williamson County will continue to support local long-recovery efforts as part of the Williamson County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Financial contributions can be made by texting FLOODS to 91999 or donating online at www.unitedway-wc.org. 100% of donations will be used to support relief and recovery efforts in Williamson, Hays, Caldwell and Bastrop counties.
To learn more about Williamson County relief efforts including upcoming volunteer events, visit www.unitedway-wc.org or connect on Twitter (@UnitedWayWilco) or Facebook.com/UnitedWayofWilliamsonCounty.
Persons in need of help should call 2-1-1 to be directed to local response services.