Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tornado Update - How to Help

Dallas, TX Tornado - Home damage 15 tornadoes blew through Texas last week, yet amazingly only 17 people were injured and no one was killed (Praise God!).   However, over 800 homes and businesses were damaged...so there's still a lot of people needing help.

You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, or visit www.redcross.org to donate an amount of your choice online.  The North Texas Response and Relief Network is also accepting donations, which help with supplies for their clean-up work.

Places where you can donate in-kind gifts like canned food, diapers, toiletries, etc. are listed below:

Mission Arlington is in asking for donations of non-perishable food and toiletries.  210 W South St Arlington, TX 76010

Dallas Fire Department (April 6 - 11)
North Texas Food Bank

Go to the Forney Recovers Website and click the "I Want to Give" button and then click "Donate Items."   

Go to the Blackland/Royce City Recovers Website and click the "I Want to Give" button and then click "Donate Items."

There's info on ways to volunteer below.  Please do not just show up in affected neighborhoods as parking capacity is very limited and homeowners need roads clear so that insurance companies and approved contractors can gain access.

To Lancaster:  4/5/2012 to 4/13/2012
To Royce City:  4/10/2012 to 4/14/2012

For more updated info on ways to help, visit the following sites:

North Texas Response and Relief
Arlington Tornado Recovery Update Page
Blackland/Royce City Recovers Website 

If you know of other resources that should be included here, please let me know in a comment below.

Photo at the top of this post was of Tornado damage in Dallas, and was provided for free non-commercial use under Creative Commons on Flickr by StateFarm.

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