AUSTIN, Texas—The Hearts of Texas Rescue Team, a student program of the UT Austin Student Volunteer Board and the Office of the Dean of Students, will be collecting donations for the victims of recent flooding in the Houston area from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (June 13-15).
The donation station will be located on the patio of the Student Services Building, 100 W. Dean Keeton St. Student volunteers will be available to accept monetary donations, as well as bottled water.
To get to the Student Services Building from Interstate 35, take the Manor Road exit, and head west. The donation station is between Wichita and University streets on the north end of the campus.
Jessica Gronich, student chair of the Hearts of Texas Rescue Team, encourages both students and the community to help with the relief effort.
"The floods in East Texas have not only impacted our friends in neighboring towns, but also have affected a number of our own UT family," Gronich said, referring to the large number of UT students from the Houston area.
Roshin Rowjee, one of the student coordinators for the Houston donation effort, said The American Red Cross and Salvation Army have emphasized the need for donations of cash and 16-ounce bottles of water.
The Hearts of Texas Rescue Team is a group of student leaders who react to aid victims of major natural disasters. For more information, contact the University Volunteer Center at 471-6161.