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Several groups are organizing efforts to help Sonora after flood rushes through town.

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Texan musicians help Sonora flood relief through concerts

Alana Edgin, San Angelo Standard-Times Published 11:46 a.m. CT Sept. 24, 2018 | Updated 11:57 a.m. CT Oct. 1, 2018
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Sonora residents sustained devastating damage to homes after the Sept. 21 flooding. Yfat Yossifor, San Angelo Standard-Times

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Texan musicians are banding together to help Sonora after the disastrous flooding of Sept. 21, 2018.

Two concerts — one in Christoval and one in San Angelo — have been scheduled to help raise money for flood relief.

Damage to infrastructure and businesses has been estimated at $12 million, not including private homes. About 254 homes and 15 businesses were reportedly affected as of Thursday, Sept. 27.

More: Governor issues disaster declaration for 3 Texas counties, encompassing Sonora

The first concert, featuring Doug Supernaw, is at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at San Angelo's Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage, 16 E. Ave A. Tickets will be $15 in advance or $20 at the gate.

All money raised from ticket sales will go toward Sonora relief. Advance tickets can be bought at stubwire.com

The Christoval concert will be 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Cooper's Bar-B-Q, 20809 U.S. 277 South. There will be three performers, including the Judson Cole Band. The concert is BYOB with a $25 cooler fee. Tickets are $25, and children 12 and younger get in free. All proceeds go to Sonora relief efforts. For more information call 325-2771942.

In addition to the concerts, people can donate online and in person. Here are some ways to help.

More: Sonora residents devastated by damage after flooding

The Sonora Flood Relief Facebook page has a list of needed donations that is being updated.

On Monday morning that list included:

  • Box cutters
  • Bug spray
  • Kneepads
  • Bath towels
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Tarps
  • Pry bars
  • Rakes
  • Dish soap
  • Hammers
  • Sheetrock cutters
  • Spray bottles
  • Potted meat
  • Peroxide
  • WD-40
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Spam
  • Tuna fish
  • Tape
  • Totes

All donations must go to the Sutton County 4-H Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Ave.

Online donations can be made at the San Angelo Area Foundation's website, saafound.org/sonora-flood-relief-fund.

Checks can be sent to Sonora Flood Relief Fund c/o San Angelo Area Foundation, 221 S. Irving St., San Angelo, TX 76903.

The Sonora Flood Relief page on Facebook will also give constant updates and help navigate relief efforts.

Donations can be brought to:

  • Ace Hardware, 1821 Knickerbocker Road
  • Zentner's Daughter, 1901 Knickerbocker Road
  • Gypsy Chix Boutique, 1016 S Koenigheim St.
  • City Lumber & Wholesale, 811 W. 14th St.
  • Shorty's Rental and Feed, 1312 W. Florida Ave. in Midland
  • Marfa Police Department, 113 S. Highland Ave. in Marfa

More: Residents of Sonora share videos of flooding on social media; relief funds established

There is also an Amazon wish list at amazon.com/registry/wishlit/2F327WPGAQOQN. People can buy products for the relief efforts, and they will be delivered to the Sutton County 4-H Civic Center.

At checkout, select the shipping address PCS Ferguson-Attn: Sonora Flood Relief, and items will be taken to the Sutton County Civic Center.

The Texas Dazzling Boutique, based in Arlington, is selling T-shirts, with all proceeds going to the Sonora Relief Fund. Visit texasdazzlingboutique.com/shop and look for the "Sonora Fundraiser Tee."

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