News Releases | May 28, 2015

Central Texas Flood Relief

Providing for the well-being of our members includes helping our neighbors in their times of need. The recent floods in Central Texas have affected many in our community; individuals and families who now find themselves in need of support and assistance.

Response from UFCU and the Credit Union Industry

To assist with these relief efforts, UFCU will be making a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross of Central Texas.

In addition, the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is providing support directly to credit union staff who have suffered loss or financial hardship as a result of this natural disaster.

How You Can Help

Donate Items

In partnership with our partner group the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce, UFCU is working with the Hays County Food Bank and the Capital Area Food Bank to collect items for those affected.

The food banks are most in need of the following items:

  • Gift cards for food, clothes, and general materials
  • Paper goods and products (paper towels, paper plates and cups, napkins, etc.) and small toiletry items
  • High-protein canned meals with pop-top cans (ravioli, soups, spaghetti, tuna, salmon, chicken, beans, chili)
  • Single serving ready-to-eat meals that do not require refrigeration or cooking
  • Single serving snacks such as raisins, granola bars, and nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruits and vegetables

Collected items can be dropped off at the locations below. In addition, UFCU will also be collecting these items at the UFCU Plaza Visitor’s Center.

15570 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Buda, TX 78610

Hays County Food Bank
220 Herndon St
San Marcos, TX 78666

Barton Middle School
4950 Jack C. Hays Tr
Buda, TX 78610

Wallace Middle School
1500 West Center
Kyle, TX 78640

Chapa Middle School
3311 Dacy Ln
Kyle, TX 78640

Katherine Anne Porter School
515 FM2325
Wimberley, TX 78676

Capital Area Food Bank
8201 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX, 78745


If you have spare time to volunteer, the Capital Area Food Bank needs help packing emergency boxes. Visit their website to learn more or to sign up to volunteer.

The Austin Chronicle also has a regularly updated list of other ways you can help and organizations working on relief efforts.

Make a Financial Contribution

Please consider a monetary donation to the Red Cross or any other relief organization. There are also several community matching grants available which could double, even triple your contribution.