The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Canteen in Austin

How to Help or Get Help with Flood Relief in Austin and San Marcos

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Canteen in Austin

See  June 9 River Rising Blog post here.

Read June 1 press release for latest news.

How We Are Helping

Following the recent storms and devastating flooding, The Salvation Army is providing meals, drinks, snacks and emotional support to first responders and survivors in San Marcos. In addition, The Salvation Army has provided cleaning kits to families as they work to recover from the mud and destruction.

The Salvation Army has provided 20,097 meals, 32,893 drinks, 24,992 snacks, 2,418 comfort kits, 996 clean up kits and countless moments of emotional support.

Working with Volunteers Active in Disaster (VOAD), The Salvation Army is coordinating efforts and responding to the changing needs of our communities. We are prepared to continue serving food and drinks and supporting people in their recovery for as long as needed.

Read our latest updates on our News page (press releases) and our Blog.

How to Help

The quickest, easiest and most efficient way to help today is to donate funds

  • Financial contributions are the best way to assist The Salvation Army with helping those affected by the flooding.  Monetary donations allow the Salvation Army to purchase product to meet the most urgent needs. Monetary donations can be made at , by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or by mailing a check designated “Texas Flood Relief” to PO Box 1000, Austin, TX, 78767.
  • You may also text TXFLOODS to 51555 (message and data rates may apply).
  • Donors are reminded that 100% of donations made to Salvation Army disaster relief efforts will go to this disaster relief effort.

■ $10 feeds a disaster survivor for one day
■ $30 provides one food box, containing staple
foods for a family of four
■ $100 can serve snacks and drinks for 125
survivors and emergency personnel
■ $250 can provide one hot meal to 100 people
■ $1,000 keeps a Salvation Army canteen fully
operational for a full-day

How to Get Help

If you have been personally impacted by the flooding, please call 2-1-1 to find the resources that are available to help you recover.

*We are providing the following information for those needing help but ask that you not call The Salvation Army for details as we do not have any further information.

Donation Distribution for those needing assistance:

*Hays County

Flood survivors are asked to go to the Bridges Gym at Wimberley High School located at 100 Carney Lane to receive donated clothing, bedding/mattresses, towels, hygiene products, diapers, basic needs, and food kits.  Showers are available. The distribution center is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Please visit this website for more information:

*Austin Disaster Relief Network
Disaster Assistance
Next to the San Marcos Activity Center (a tent has been set up)
625 E. Hopkins Drive
Need to stop in there to get a wrist band to obtain clothing, shoes, baby items, etc. from the Hope Family Thrift Store located in Austin. They can get the wristband at this location only.

How to Donate Goods

The Salvation Army is NOT able to accept clothing or other donated items.

Those interested in making a Corporate donation should contact Kate Jauch at The Salvation Army, (214) 956-6215.

Financial donations are greatly appreciated and will help support the ongoing relief efforts. All goods donated at Salvation Army Family Stores will be sold to fund the Adult Rehabilitation Center, a free faith-based recovery program.

To donate in-kind goods (clothing, food, etc.)

Hays County Disaster Center
200 Springtown Way (old Target store)
San Marcos, TX
9 am – 5 pm – Monday – Saturday

Austin Disaster Relief Network
1905 S. Capitol of Texas Hwy 78746
9 am to 9 pm Monday – Saturday
2 – 9 PM – Sunday


To learn how you can be trained to volunteer during a disaster, visit

Visit the Volunteer page of our website to check for all available volunteer activities which may become available.

4 replies
  1. Louis Prew
    Louis Prew says:

    Huge supporter of the Salvation Army, Only Non corrupt charity left. Would like to see the money split between you and ADRF and how it was used. Not a big supporter of ADRF, Not sure people connected with different religious ideas and values should decide what people get money, Having to be honest I think ADRF will not give any money to people, rather justify getting paid to help with their spiritual needs.

    • Jan Gunter
      Jan Gunter says:

      Thank you for your support. Louis. We are grateful for the community support of the fundraising efforts and know that many agencies are working hard to provide needed services. The Salvation Army is committed to serving our neighbors in need, and we are only able to do this because of donations from people like you.

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