Free disaster relief pickup event being held in central Austin on Saturday

AUSTIN (KXAN) – On Saturday afternoon, Austin Liberation and Sunrise ATX, two local justice advocacy groups, are hosting a free community store for those recovering from the devastating winter storm.

The Disaster Relief Mutual Aid event will be held in the Baker Center parking lot at 3908 Avenue B in downtown Austin through March 6th at 4pm.

Food, water, clothing, housewares, hygiene products and more are available free of charge to those in need.

For more information, you can email [email protected] and / or [email protected] or visit @AustinLiberation and / or @SunriseATX on Instagram.

UPLIFT Austin

Meanwhile, another drive for residents in the Austin area took place on Saturday for those affected by COVID-19.

UPLIFT Austin took place in a variety of locations on Saturday morning – the events aimed at distributing supplies to black and brown communities in Travis County.

According to the UPLIFT Austin website, the event was organized to help mitigate the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people of color, particularly in Travis County.

The event was sponsored by several local groups and through a partnership with Proctor & Gamble was ready to distribute over $ 200,000 worth of supplies.

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