Texas Communities Still in Need after Devastating Storms
Photo credit NWS Fort Worth
On December 26th tornadoes ripped through North Texas, destroying homes. Volunteers and donations having been pouring in to help those in need, but there are still those in need. CKW LUXE would like to encourage its readers to help in any way they can, whether it be through volunteer work or donations of money or necessities. To help you go where help is needed, we’ve compiled a list of organizations helping with the disaster relief.
The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army is accepting donations for the Dallas Tornados and North Texas Flood & Tornado Relief. To donate visit: https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/texas/texas-dhq/disaster/texas-flood-tornado-relief
Recovers: Several volunteer and donation opportunities to help Garland, Texas have been listed on recovers.org. For more information visit: https://garlandtx.recovers.org/
The Dallas Morning News: This news site was created a webpage to reconnect tornado victims with their lost treasures, photographs, heirlooms, and other precious items. Any items found can be placed on this site to give them a chance to be reunited with their owners. If you’ve found an item or lost something from the North Texas tornados, visit: http://interactives.dallasnews.com/2015/lost-found/
H-E-B Grocers: H-E-B stores in Burleson, Cleburne, Corsicana, Ennis, Granbury, and Waxahachie have launched a campaign urging customers to donate $1, $3, or $5 to their total grocery bill to benefit the Salvation Army’s North Texas Tornado Relief efforts.
First Rowlett United Methodist Church: Their donation center will be taking donations 9am-4pm through Sunday, January 11th (further dates and times will be added once decided upon). For further information visit: http://www.fumc-rowlett.org/tornado-relief.
American Red Cross: While the donations to the Red Cross are not specific to the Texas area, the Red Cross has been a source of relief for the recent events in Texas and funds will need to be replenished to help future disaster relief needs. To learn more go to: http://www.redcross.org/mo2.
World Vision: World Vision has also been raising money for disaster relief in the US. Portions of their funds have been going to help the Texas community. To donate visit: http://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/by-category/disaster-relief/disaster-relief-in-the-usa-1