Ways to help SXSW crash victims

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Looking for ways you can help those affected by the deadly SXSW crash? We're compiling a list below:

SXSW Cares Fund

The SXSW Cares Fund was created Thursday to help people affected by the tragic events of March 13, 2014 and future possible events. The funds will be disbursed to those most affected through a community-based process to be created by representatives of SXSW, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Austin with the Austin Community Foundation.

To donate to the fund, visit: www.sxswcares.com or www.austincf.org.

When using social media to share information about the fund, use the hashtag: #sxswcares

The Mohawk Austin

In collaboration with SXSW Cares Fund, for anyone visiting the Mohawk this weekend, you're more than welcome to make cash and credit card donations on-site.

Red Cross, SXSW, and the city of Austin

The city of Austin, SXSW, and the American Red Cross of Central Texas have established an Emotional Support Center in Downtown Austin to assist residents and visitors coping with the crash that occurred on Red River Street.

The center will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15 at the Austin Convention Center, located at 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street room 5C.

The Red Cross is also operating information assistance phone lines to help impacted individuals connect with loved ones or to talk with a counselor by phone. You can call Red Cross at 1-800-928-4271. For more information you can also access their twitter accounts:

- American Red Cross of Central Texas (@CenTexRedCross)

- The city of Austin (@AustinTexasGov)

- SXSW (@SXSW)

Sigma Pi fraternity

The members of the Sigma Pi fraternity at The University of Texas at Austin have created a webpage for monetary donations for the victims and their families. Go here to donate.

You can also contact them if you would like to get involved with their in-person fundraising effort:

- David Maly, philanthropy chair, Sigma Pi fraternity at The University of Texas 
- 512-318-7770
- DavidMaly1@gmail.com

Sugar Circus Bakery

The bakery will donate 20 percent of their sales Friday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. during their Side Show Music Showcase. For location and website go here.

 

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