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Volunteers Urgently Needed for Virtual “Crisis Cleanup” Hotline
03 JUN 2016

Communities across the State of Texas are in need of volunteer support to assist with ongoing flood recovery efforts.  Volunteers (especially those who are bilingual) are needed to help staff a virtual call center operated by the nonprofit Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) on behalf of Crisis Cleanup (https://www.crisiscleanup.org).  Crisis Cleanup is an online database used by disaster relief agencies to coordinate cleanup efforts after disasters. Volunteers will speak with disaster-impacted homeowners throughout Texas and will enter their informatio...


Free Flood Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now
02 JUN 2016

Free Flood Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now    Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies in Texas   TEXAS – June 2, 2016 – From now through July 1, 2016, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (www.ITDRC.org) and VisionLink (www.VisionLink.org), are staffing and supporting a free hotline for debris removal and home cleanup after the recent floods affecting large parts of Texas. This hotline will connect survivors with reputable and vetted relief agencies that will assist in mud-outs, debris removal, and...


Preparing for Hurricane Season
18 MAY 2016

The 2016 Hurricane Season begins on June 1.  In a Presidential Proclamation, President Obama designated this week as National Hurricane Preparedness Week and called upon government agencies, private organizations, and residents in hurricane-prone areas to share information about preparedness to help save lives and protect their communities. In order to increase public awareness of hazards posed by hurricanes and share steps we can all take to become better prepared, FEMA and NOAA are continuing our partnership to support preparedness this week and throughout the entire s...


NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 33rd ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER AWARDS
03 MAY 2016

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        May 3,2016 Contact: Liz Darling (512) 287-2062 Liz@onestarfoundation.org                                                &...


OneStar Supports First Lady’s Texanthropy Initiative
02 MAY 2016

"Texans are generous by nature.  Philanthropy is in our DNA.  As First Lady, I look forward to working with all Texans to bring together the two things that I am most passionate about – Texas and philanthropy.  I like to call it “Texanthropy”. Through my Texanthropy initiative, I will work with Texans all across our great state to help make a difference through service and volunteering.  I hope you will join me in elevating the importance of volunteerism and service to others.  With your help, I know we can work together to help enric...


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