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Urgent West, Texas Disaster Relief: uShip Collecting Donations In Downtown Austin

In wake of the West, Texas plant explosion last night, uShip is collecting donations at our office building in Downtown Austin at 205 Brazos Street.

Immediate donations can be dropped off at our building until 7:30 pm today, April 18, and again tomorrow from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Click here for directions.

Tomorrow afternoon, uShip’s flagship Help on Wheels vehicle will bring the goods directly to the Extraco Events Center in Waco for distribution to those affected by the disaster.

Waco-area charities are requesting the following items:

  • Personal hygiene items and toiletries
  • Phone chargers
  • Pillows
  • Baby care items: diapers, baby food, etc.
  • Underwear, socks, and other items of clothing
  • Bottled water
  • Pet food and pet supplies

If you have any questions about donation drop-offs, or need assistance with aid logistics in the Austin or Waco area, contact Meredith at 800-698-7447 x8613 or email

uShip’s Highway to Help program offers free or low-cost shipping services for disaster relief, animal adoption, charitable causes and special events.