In Austin, the area Urban League has started the #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign to raise money for hotel rooms, food, water, clothing, and other basic needs of the housing insecure communities.
Local small business Free Lunch is making deliveries of home-cooked meals, blankets, hand warmers, and hygiene kits to the Esperanza Community residents, a state-sanctioned shelter/campsite in the city. 
Lucille's 1913 Community Kitchen is preparing and distributing meals in the Houston area
Austin Pets Alive! is working to keep pets across Texas warm and safe during the freezing conditions. The group needs heating pads, Styrofoam coolers, dog beds, heat lamps, and monetary donations 
Caritas of Austin also helps those experiencing housing insecurity in the Austin area. You can support their work by making a monetary donation or ordering items from their Amazon wish list to be shipped directly to the center
#Texas can find more details about community resources and warming centers in their area by calling 877-541-7905 or 211, the state’s free 24-hour helpline.
Lakewood Church, the Gallery Furniture store and multiple other warming shelters have opened in the area.
Homeless outreach teams from

Harris County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 713-221-6000 or 311 for information about shelter or transportation.
Austin officials are encouraging individuals in need of shelter to go to the Palmer Event Center.

Families should go to the Downtown Salvation Army Shelter. Officials have also opened three other shelters at Mendez Middle School, Northeast
Early College High School and Del Valle High School. People with pets will not be turned away and they will be accommodated through Animal Services, according to Austin Emergency Management.
CapMetro suspended its regular services Tuesday, and the bus service anticipates that service will be impacted Wednesday as well. People who need transportation to a warming shelter can call 211, and they can call the cold weather shelter hotline at 512-305-ICEE
for more information about warming shelters.
San Antonio:
At least seven shelters are open in San Antonio, including Haven for Hope, the city’s largest shelter, which is offering cold weather clothing and beds, according to San Antonio Report. A resource list created by the Christian Assistance Ministry with details about
shelters in San Antonio and specifics about accommodations can be found here.
Ministries and outreach teams are also looking for volunteers who can safely access the shelters. Outreach teams from SAMMinistries, Haven for Hope, Corazon Ministries and other organizations have been working to transport people to shelter, according to the South Alamo
Regional Alliance for the Homeless, or SARAH. SARAH is providing details about organizations seeking help on their Facebook page here. 
The city of San Antonio’s homeless hotline, at 210-207-1799, is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The hotline will help people experiencing homeless find resources. If people need help outside of those hours,
they can leave a voicemail or email [email protected].
Dallas opened a warming center in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where people will be provided with a chair, table and light snacks.
The center is also hosting a homeless shelter for people experiencing homelessness with cots and blankets. Dallas is also working to identify more city resources, like recreation centers and libraries, to be used as warming centers.
Fort Worth has opened the Fort Worth Convention Center as an overnight shelter with cots. The city has also opened four warming centers from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, but they do not have snacks or cots available. People in Fort Worth can call the non-
emergency line at 817-392-1234 for directions to one of the city’s warming centers and help seeking transportation. More details can be found here.
Rio Grande Valley: 
Warming centers have opened across several cities in the Rio Grande Valley, including the Las Palmas Community Center in McAllen, Dustin Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg, the Ozanam Center in Brownsville and Loaves & Fishes in Harlingen.
The city of Mercedes has opened the Safety Dome Shelter "until further notice," according to a Facebook post. The shelters in the area recommending bringing any prescription medication, I.D., phone chargers and blankets.
The power outages have also left many people in the area without food. The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley says residents in need of food can call 956-682-8101 and select option 2 for a referral to a nearby food pantry.
#DropThePaywalls during this emergency
Mutual Aid Houston is distributing emergency resources and connecting volunteers with those in needs to provide transportation, food, and shelter. The network accepts donation on Venmo at @mutualaidhou 
Austin Mutual Aid is organizing donations to provide hotel rooms and lodging for unhoused Texans. The group is still accepting donations for its Kick the Cold fundraiser or you can Venmo directly at both @AustinMutualAidHotels or @AustinMutualAid.
Community advocacy group Cooperation Denton is asking for volunteers and material donations to help communities in the city. You can donate to the organization on Venmo or CashApp at @CooperationDenton, or sign up to volunteer using this form.
Texas Jail Project, an inmate advocacy group, is collecting donations for Texans who are incarcerated, including money for commissary funds, and filing complaints about weather-related neglect in county jails. Donate to the organization's work here. 
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