AUSTIN, Texas — We’ve seen coastal residents come together to navigate through the floods and mounting damage, and now more than ever, as fellow Texans, it’s our turn.
Besides donating items, blood or money directly to relief organizations, local businesses are banding together to try to supplement the cause.
Civil Goat Coffee Co.: Sept. 2. The coffee shop is hosting a pancake benefit to raise money for Harvey relief. All proceeds going to benefit those affected by Harvey. They'll also be holding a donation drive if you'd like to bring items.
Alamo Drafthouse: Sept. 3, all day. The Austin-based theater will be donating $1 for each movie ticket sold at all of its Alamo Drafthouse Austin locations to Hurricane Harvey relief.
Paramount Theatre: Ongoing. In response to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Paramount is offering free admission to this week's Summer Classic Films to Red Cross donors. In order to redeem their free ticket, patrons are encouraged to donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999. All they need to do is show the text at the Box Office, and they'll receive a free ticket to that day's film(s).
Annual Rotel Vegas Chili Cookoff: Sept. 3, 7 p.m.; chili cookoff at 8 p.m. at Hotel Vegas. Features live music from Sailor Poon and the Sun Machine. Benefitting the Houston Food Bank.
Sound on Sound Fest: Aug. 30-Sept. 4. donating 25 percent of all ticket sales from 8/30 to 9/4 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts.
Wrestle Circus: Sept. 9. All proceeds will go to Houston disaster relief.
Food and Drink:
Austin’s Food Trucks Come Together to Support Relief Efforts: Fed Truck Friday will support Keep Austin Fed and the American Red Cross. Over 40 food trucks and trailers located all throughout Austin have agreed to donate 10 percent of their ticket sales back to Keep Austin Fed & to The American Red Cross if a customer says, “I’m here to feed my face and spread the love!”
Ramen Tatsu-Ya: The popular ramen shop launched a hatch chile miso ramen special with all proceeds going to Hurricane Harvey relief, available at both Austin locations. The ramen costs $15 and features Hatch chile miso, chicken broth, ajitama, wok-fired corn and hatch chiles, fried chashu pork.
The Brew & Brew: Through Sept. 1. The coffee shop will donate $1 from every beer sold this week to relief efforts.
Cane Rosso: Until tickets sell out. Locations around Texas are selling $50 raffle tickets for a year’s worth of free pizza. The restaurants are only selling 400 tickets, with the proceeds (which would reach $20,000 if all tickets are sold) going to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. More details on their site.
Freebirds World Burrito: Through Sept. 3. Multiple locations are accepting canned goods and bottled water at all non-Houston locations in Texas to donate to local food banks.
Kyoten Sushiko: Aug. 30-Sept. 10. For each dinner guest the omakase restaurant from Houston native Otto Phan serves over the next two weeks (Aug. 30-Sept. 10), it will donate $40 to relief efforts set up by the Houston Texans J.J. Watt.
Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co.: Through Sept. 1. The shop is donating $1 of every house beer and drip coffee sold through the rest of the week.
St. Elmo Brewing Company: Aug. 30-Sept. 9. Donating $1 of every pint of its Rain beer to relief efforts.
Lustre Pearl: Aug. 30-Sept. 2. For every Tito's vodka cocktail purchased, $1 will be donated to Austin Disaster Relief Network.
The Grackle: Aug. 30-Sept. 3. $2 from every draught cocktail will be donated.
Russian House: Aug. 30-Sept. 3. 10 percent of sales will go towards Red Cross.
Shawarma Point: Aug. 30-Sept. 1. 100 percent of profits will be donated to American Red Cross.
Rio Rita: Aug. 30-Sept. 9. $1 from every infusion-based bloody Mary or margarita to the Hurricane Relief Fund for The Montrose Center in Houston.
Independence Brewing Co.: Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Holding a toy, clothing and supply drive. Recieved items are good for a beer token (1 beer).
Cenote: Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Donating 10 percent of saled to Houston Food Bank.
The Hightower: Sept. 1-30. 30 percent of all queso fundido sales through the end of September will go to Austin Disaster Relief Network.
Volstead: Sept. 1. Volstead is donating 15 percent of beverage sales to the Red Cross. 100 percent of hot dog sales (generously donated by Volstead) will be donated to Red Cross. 100 percent of DJ earnings will be donated to Red Cross.
J. Black’s: Sept. 1. Hosting a hurricane relief benefit, where $2 from every F&A Noisy Cricket Session IPA sold will be donated.
Shangri-la: Sept. 1. From open to close (4p -2a), 100 percent of bar profits will go towards Greater Houston Community Foundation
Beerland: Sept. 1. A portion of the bar sales will be going to the help with the hurricane relief effort. In addition to 100 percent of the door sales will also be going that way.
W Hotel: Sept. 1-4. A portion of proceeds from Heatwave Pool Party on Sept. 1 and Soundwave: Labor Day Edition on Sept. 4 will benefit the Houston Flood Relief Fund by JJ Watt.
Yard Bar: Sept. 1-30: Collecting pet supplies for shelters and pet-owners affected by the storm. Customers who donate will receive a $5 coupon for Yard Bar dining. Additionally, $2 of every Smirnoff cocktail purchased will be donated to Harvey relief and the vodka company will match donations up to $2,000.
Banger’s: Sept. 2. All food and beer proceeds will go towards the Red Cross during their "Smoke Out Saturday" event.
Vera Cruz: Sept. 2. Donating 20 percent of all sales from all locations to the Houston Food Bank.
Latch Key: Sept. 3. $1 from every Lonestar beer will be donated as well as accepting all donations all week. $3 tacos with all money being donate.
HopDoddy: Sept. 4-5. Donating all sales from the Goodnight Burger and Tito’s Vodka will donate $1 for all drinks made with the company’s liquor (up to $10,000 for the latter).
Pinthouse Pizza: Sept. 5. Donating all of its Electric Jellyfish IPA nitro sales, as well as 25 percent of its other sales.
Thai Fresh: Sept. 5. Donating 100 percent of proceeds from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Shady Grove: Sept. 1-30. Accepting donations to be delivered to the Austin Disaster Relief Network. As a thank you, they are giving out a free queso to every person who donates.
Shopping & Services
Yeti: Sept. 1. Donating 100 percent of YETI.com and YETI Flagship sales this Friday to fund Hurricane Harvey relief organizations.
Progress Coffee: Aug. 30-Sept. 2. 10 percent of online sales will go to the Greater Houston Community Fund with free shipping on all orders.
La Cruxes: Aug. 30-Sept. 30. Donating 15 percent of all sales (in store & online) towards relief efforts.
Twin Liquors: Aug. 30-Sept. 20. Through Sept. 9, any of the 80-plus Twin Liquors neighborhood locations will be accepting donations in quantities of $1, $3, $5 or more in an effort to support flood victims. 100 percent of all donations will go to the American Red Cross to help the affected Texas neighborhoods. In addition to customer contributions, Twin Liquors will match up to $20,000.
Heywood Hotel: Aug. 30-Sept. 4. 100 percent of profits for t-shirts and souvenir sales will go towards Greater Houston Community Foundation.
Healthy Pet: Sept. 1-3. All pet donations purchased at Healthy Pet will receive a 20 percent discount and pay zero tax. All locations will be set up as a drop off point. Plus all dog wash proceeds on Friday, Sept. 1-3 will go to Hurricane Harvey flood victims. Due to the anticipated large, turnout, please help out and bring your own towel.
Shed: Ongoing. Accepting donations in the form of supplies that will be shipped with Austin Disaster Relief. This will get you 10 percent off all hair and beard service.
Tomlinson's Feed: All Tomlinson's stores are now accepting monetary donations to be sent to The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund by the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Houston SPCA. Plus, Tomlinson's will MATCH all donations made in-store up to $10,000.
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