Over the weekend, record flooding has caused widespread damage throughout the conference. The worst damage has been in Wimberly, San Marcus, Blanco and other parts of Hays County along the Blanco River. At least one person is dead, more are missing and over 1,000 people are housed in shelters in Hays County. 400 homes have been destroyed, and many more are damaged.
Rio Texas Disaster Response Coordinator, Eugene Hileman is already coordinating with local officials to plan our response. While details continue to unfold, here are some ways you can help immediately:
- Give money to the Conference Disaster Response fund. - We are working on a direct link to give. Check back soon.
- Resupply the warehouse with flood buckets - Click here for information on assembling flood buckets.
- Begin assembling teams and register them here - Teams will be needed to help in affected areas. We will have information soon on where and when teams can go. Only ERT Teams can be registered. Individuals may register for volunteer opportunities at a later time and date.