The last I read over 600 families are without homes due to the out-of-control wildfire in Bastrop.
Quilt Haus in New Braunfels sent me the following email:
Project Linus Call for BLANKETS for BASTROP
Our Project Linus chapter is one of the closest to the Bastrop area, where nearly 500 homes have been destroyed by the wildfires, and evacuations are ongoing.
WE NEED BLANKETS to deliver to the shelters!! We'll gladly accept baby/toddler sized blankets, up to lap/throw sizes for the teenagers affected.
Please help! We need:
donations of finished quilts/blankets (made with a personal touch, of new materials)
donations of crib size batting (45x60")
donations of backing fabrics (1-3/4 to 2 yard pieces)
machine quilters who will volunteer to quilt the many tops we have on hand
volunteers to bind quilts
volunteers to wash and label finish quilts
You can also help by spreading the word to all your friends! Thank you in advance for your generosity to those many, many families affected by the Central Texas wildfires.
I am quilting some of the tops they have and donating batting for them. If you are in the San Antonio area and don't want to drive all the way to New Braunfels, you can drop off any materials to donate with me.
Also, if you wish to donate other items, here is a link that gives information. I have a friends that works in Austin that has volunteered to drop off items that fit in her car when she travels there on Monday and if we have enough I would be willing to make a separate trip in my van to take items up. Just let me know.