There are many opportunities to help this weekend in the cleanup effort!
1) Onion Creek Plantation Neighborhood Watch Program is hosting a Keep Austin Beautiful event taking place on November 9th. We will be picking up litter, mowing/edging curbs, planting wildflowers, and taking community feedback on how the undeveloped park land around the William Cannon/Salt Springs intersection should be used. Here are the event details:
What: Keep Austin Beautiful Neighborhood Cleanup - William Cannon/Salt Springs intersection, Salt Springs Drive & Alley, Dixie Drive, and other neighborhood streets affected by the flooding.
Where: Intersection of Salt Springs Drive and Orleans drive (closest physical address is 7200 Salt Springs Drive)
When: Saturday, November 9th, 10:00 AM
Much of our planned cleanup area was underwater yesterday, and needs help now more than ever. Please invite your friends and families and bring your lawn equipment.
2) If you can, please bring some items to the Dove Springs Recreation Center. The Rec Center is located at 5801 Ainez Drive.
I'm attaching a wish list, these items will help families for
the next few days as they struggle to get back on their feet. We must
come together as a community to help those in need. It's what we do in
Austin, and Travis County. So please come by with blankets, water, or
clothing. If you can't make it here, please donate to the Central
Texas Red Cross.
Wish List for the victims of the Dove Springs Flood.
Non-perishable foods or foods that require no preparation.
New underwear for men, women and children.
New socks for men, women, children.
Clothes all sizes (specially boys clothes and shoes)
Shoes all sizes.
Gift cards will be distributed to the victims thru the Dove Springs
Neighborhood Association the contacts are George Morales (512)
565-6976 and Isabel Rios (512)698-8739.
Donations can be dropped of at the Dove Springs Recreation Center at:
5801 Ainez Dr Austin, TX 78744
Do you need transportation from UT? Sign up here!
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Location: Volunteers will start at the intersection of Salt Springs and Orleans Drive, 7200 Salt Springs Drive, Austin, TX 78744
Lauren Mills wrote on November 9th, 2013
Thanks for signing up to volunteer tomorrow, we appreciate your support!
Here are some details on the logistics for tomorrow:
-If you are going to the festival beach community garden, meet behind the SSB (student services building on UT campus) at 8:30 a.m. If you have a car and are able to take people, please come to help give rides for volunteers.
-If you are going to the Dove Springs flood relief effort, meet behind the SSB at 9:30 a.m. If you have a car and are able to take people, please come to help give rides for volunteers.
If you meet behind the SSB with the group, don't worry we will coordinate a way there for you. Please arrive promptly though.
You are more than welcome to meet us at the service site if you have your own arrangements or need to arrive late.
Remember you can find more details about each event here: https://www.givepulse.com/group/544-UT+Senate+of+College+Councils+-+Service-Learning+Weekend
There is a description of each event so you can choose which one you prefer. There is also information about the location of each project.
Here is the address of each site:
Volunteers will start at the intersection of Salt Springs and Orleans Drive
7200 Salt Springs Drive
Austin, TX 78744
-Festival Beach Garden:
Waller St & Clermont Ave
Austin, TX 78712
If you are working the community garden, we will bring the breakfast tacos to your work site. If you are working the flood relief, we will serve the breakfast tacos beforehand to the group behind the SSB as well as have them at the site.
Don't forget to wear tennis shoes and clothes you will not mind getting dirty!
Please email me if you have any questions. If you need to reach us in the morning, a point of contact for the Dove Springs site (my cell) is 214-957-2552. A point of contact for the festival beach community garden site is 972-890-6438. Feel free to call or text.
Christina Bae wrote on November 8th, 2013
Thank you for signing up for the Academic Service Learning Weekend event at Dove Springs Neighborhood. After you have registered with GivePulse, please fill out this short form for transportation so that Senate will be able to arrange rides accordingly (sign-up required for all volunteers): https://docs.google.com/a/utexas.edu/forms/d/1U-R19xr2q5NHBIHw7NQNHS4fZh7_jv6HiggdBUrpSBA/edit#
See you on Friday at 12pm at SAC 2.302 for the special presentation from Dr. Moore from Architecture and Elizabeth Walsh from Center for Sustainable Design!