Resurrection, Austin, Opens Thrift Shop as Donation Center
The Thrift Shop at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 2008 Justin Lane, Austin TX has been busy since Monday morning accepting donations of clothing, housewares, toiletries, and non-perishable foods for victims of the Austin-area wildfires.
Between 9am and 6 pm volunteers are present to receive donations personally. After hours donors may use the drop box at the back end of the parking lot at 2008 Justin Lane, or leave donations at the front door of the Parish Hall building.
As of Tuesday, people from across the Austin metro area as far as away as Pflugerville and Round Rock in the north and Buda to the south have donated thousands of clothing items, hundreds of personal care items, thousands of toiletries, dozens of pillows and comforters, an entire truckload of paper items such as bathroom tissue, paper towels, and paper plates, countless toys, books, kitchen items, and hundreds if not thousands of pounds of non-perishable foods. But there is still a need.
Dozens of volunteers from ECR and from the Austin Disaster Relief Network are sorting, stacking, and preparing the donations for delivery to the distribution centers primarily in Bastrop and also in northwest Austin.
"I'm blessed and grateful for the huge outpouring of compassion from strangers and friends alike, and for service that we here at ECR can provide in connecting the good will of many here in Austin with those who most need it," said the Rev. Jim Stockton, rector of ECR.
ECR can be reached at 512-459-0027.