Best Response in a Crisis

Central Texas Red Cross, Capital Area Food Bank

It's not their job. That's the first fact that everyone should remember when thinking about how the volunteers with these two charities stepped up to help the Hurricane Ike evacuees. It was the Red Cross that staffed shelters and the Capital Area Food Bank that handed out emergency supplies to those that had fled the coast. This award is not so much for the institutions but for the people that sacrificed their time and energy to help those in need – and will again.

American Red Cross of Central Texas
2218 Pershing, 512/928-4271
www.centex.redcross.org

Central Texas Food Bank
6500 Metropolis, 512/282-2111
www.centraltexasfoodbank.org