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May 2015 Flood Relief Fund

 

More than 280 families across Williamson County suffered significant damage from the severe weather events of May 2015. Many were without insurance or the financial means to rebuild their homes and lives after the storms and needed the help of the community in the days, weeks and months to rebuild.

Only ONE family still needs our help and their home needs to be completely rebuilt. Contractors, plumbers, and electricians are especially needed to volunteer their time or share resources to help these families be home by the end of February. 

How you can help

Online:   Click here to donate now. 

Text: Use your mobile device to text FLOODS to 91999. You will receive an online donation form that you simply fill out and hit submit. 

Check: Make a check out to United Way of Williamson County and include “Flood Recovery Fund” in the memo line.
             Mail to United Way of Williamson County, P.O. Box 708, Round Rock, TX 78680. 

By Phone: Call 512-255-6799. Questions about the Fund can also be directed to this number.

Volunteer: To volunteer mail info@unitedway-wc.org to be informed of days, times and locations of upcoming volunteer opportunities.

** Contractors, plumbers and electricians are especially welcome. Volunteering your skills will allow us to save the costs associated with having to hire out these tasks. 

Host a Fundraiser for Williamson County Flood Victims: Please contact United Way of Williamson County at 512-255-6799. 

 

About This Fund

Funds collected through the May 2015 Flood Relief Fund will be used for long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Williamson County. Funds will be distributed through a process led by VOAD’s Long-Term Recovery Committee Case Managers and the Long-Term Recovery Committee’s Construction Manager. Funds are not distributed directly to individuals but will be used to purchase supplies and materials needed in the rebuilding of homes of those affected by the floods.

100% of the donations to the May 2015 Flood Relief Fund will be used to help long-term recovery efforts in Williamson County. United Way of Williamson County will take no administrative fees for distributing the fund for the 2015 floods.

 

About VOAD and the Long-Term Recovery Committee

Williamson County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a humanitarian association of independent voluntary organizations who may be active in all phases of disaster. Its mission is to foster efficient, streamlined service delivery to people affected by disaster, while eliminating unnecessary duplication of effort. The Williamson County VOAD is not a competing or exclusionary organization. It is intended to be a network for organizations active in disaster. Each Williamson County VOAD member organization maintains its own identity and independence while closely collaborating with other Williamson County VOAD member organizations, interfaith organization, and local, state, or federal authorities.

Williamson County’s VOAD is also charged with mobilizing a Long-Term Recovery Committee (LTRC) once a disaster strikes. The role of the LTRC is to put into action a plan for extended recovery for the affected families and their homes. Recovery from each disaster is unique and long-term recovery – that which is beyond the initial relief and cleanup to actual rebuilding of homes and lives – may last weeks or years.

 

Role of United Way of Williamson County

United Way of Williamson County is an active member of the Williamson County (VOAD). United Way of Williamson County Board of Directors have agreed to be the fiscal sponsor for VOAD’s Long-Term Recovery Committee. Donations to the United Way of Williamson County 2015 Flood Relief Fund will serve the long-term rebuilding needs resulting from the 2015 Memorial Day Floods. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, contact United Way of Williamson County at (512) 255-6799.

100% of the donations to the May 2015 Flood Relief Fund will be used to help long-term recovery efforts in Williamson County. United Way of Williamson County will take no administrative fees for distributing the fund for the 2015 floods.