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Call for help cleaning up after the storms

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

Now that winter storm Uri has passed, residents are tasked with cleaning up the damage it caused. To aid in the recovery, the Austin Disaster Relief Network is coordinating a volunteer effort with Central Texas VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) and Crisis Clean Up in Bastrop, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties, Austin and Round Rock. Anyone who needs help cleaning their home or debris is encouraged to call 1-800-329-8052 for help from volunteers. The hotline will be open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. Homeowners can register for assistance until Tuesday, March 2. “Hundreds of residents across the region have suffered tremendous damage during this past week of snow and ice,” ADRN Executive Director Daniel Geraci said. “Homes flooded as frozen pipes burst, and several houses were damaged or lost in fires caused by space heaters. These are devastating circumstances and we can come together as a community to help these people recover and rebuild so they can return to safe and clean homes.”

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