Update (11 a.m., June 29)
According to an update from the American Red Cross, all clients transitioning from the Amarillo flood shelter into permanent housing have been assisted by the organization. With all transitioning clients sent to their next steps, the shelter has been closed.
Update (12:40 p.m. June 16)
On Thursday, the Amarillo National Bank announced a donation of $100,000 to the Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund in an effort to support disaster recovery from flooding in the area.
Update (3:43 p.m. June 15)
The city of Amarillo is seeking donations for individuals recently impacted by the flooding and rainfall in Potter and Randall counties.
According to a post on the city’s social media channels, the city is seeking monetary donations, as well as donations of clothing, household items and hygiene products. Donations are able to be dropped off at the Downtown Women’s Shelter.
For more information about donations, damage reporting and volunteering, visit the city’s website.
Update (12:36 p.m. June 12)
The American Red Cross Greater North Texas has continued to respond to the Amarillo and High Plains areas in recent weeks amid continued flooding conditions, including by hosting shelter for flood victims at the Amarillo Civic Center going into the weekend.
Officials with the organization said that those wishing to donate to contribute to the Red Cross disaster response efforts can do so through its website.
Update (4:30 p.m. June 9)
Officials with U-Haul announced that they will be offering 30 days of free self-storage space and U-Box to Amarillo residents affected by recent flooding.
According to a U-Haul press release, U-Haul will provide access to dry and secure self-storage to residents amid recent flooding around the Amarillo area leaving numerous families displaced with homes that will require repairs.
Update (9:58 a.m. June 9)
Officials with the High Plains Food Bank said they have a dedicated donation page set up for donors and supporters who would like to help those impacted by the recent flooding.
The food bank said that monetary donations are the best ways to support, giving them the ability to “quickly get food and water” to impacted individuals, families and businesses.
Update (8:10 p.m. June 8)
Officials with Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle said those wanting to make donations of material goods can drop them off at their offices at 2004 N. Spring from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monetary donations can be made online at the Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle website.
Update (9:59 a.m. June 8)
Officials with the city of Amarillo released information regarding the Amarillo Area Foundation’s Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund.
According to a news release from the city of Amarillo the fund “will be used to help and aid victims of the recent flooding in the Amarillo area.”
Officials said for more information, they are asked to contact the Amarillo Area Foundation.
Gifts by mail also can be designated to the fund:
Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund, Amarillo Area Foundation, 801 S. Fillmore, Suite 700, Amarillo, Texas, 79101.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Area Foundation has donated $10,000 through its Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund to area organizations.
“We know that it can lead to loss of life, loss of businesses, livestock infrastructure, and that can be devastating. So, if we can provide some kind of support or relief to those communities, to let them know that we do care about them and we’re here and want to help address those needs,” said Vice President of Community Investment Lara Escobar.
The AAF said it has donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army of Amarillo and another $5,000 to the American Red Cross — Panhandle Plains Chapter.
“Because we are a community foundation we give our grants to nonprofit, so 501 C 3s, our city county government entities. So, those particular nonprofits are working on the ground, providing relief, such as hygiene, packets, food, clothing, temporary shelter, just to name a few things that they’re doing,” said Escobar.
We have remained in constant communication with front-line organizations, and city and county leadership, to assess the ongoing needs of all Texas Panhandle communities affected by flooding. While short-term support has been critical, we know that long-term support for such an unprecedented event will be necessary in the days ahead.The Amarillo Area Foundation
“I think what we know about the Panhandle is that we take care of our communities. And oftentimes in a crisis, that’s when you see that generosity shine, and that’s when you see people pull together and work to solve the issue. So, we just want this to be one avenue that people know is out there,” said Escobar.
The AAF is asking for donations to its Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund to help community members who may have completely lost their homes, businesses, property, and livestock due to flooding. A link to donate can be found on the Amarillo Area Foundation website. Donations can also be made by mail to the Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund, 801 S. Fillmore, Suite 700, Amarillo, TX 79101.