How to help the North Texas tornado victims
DALLAS - As victims of Sunday night’s severe weather begin the cleanup process, many fellow North Texans are looking for ways to help.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said the city will facilitate donations through the City of Dallas Emergency Assistance Fund. Donations can be made at dallemerasstfund.kimbia.com/dallemerasstfund.
“We have a strong and resilient city. We’ll get through this. We’ll help each other out,” he said.
The city of Dallas has set up a storm resource website for victims at www.dallascitynews.net/resources-residents-affected-october-20-storm.
There is also a hotline for those looking for information. To volunteer or to request that volunteers come to your home to help with tarping and removing debris, call 833-556-2476.
The Dallas Independent School District is seeking community partners volunteers to help the teachers and students whose schools were destroyed a tornado.
Those interested in helping should contact the Partnership and Volunteers Department at 972-925-5440 or send an email to email@example.com. To volunteer in any of the displaced schools, please contact 972-925-5440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about donating to the schools and Dallas ISD families affected by the storm, visit thehub.dallasisd.org/2019/10/22/how-to-help-dallas-isd-families-struggling-after-sundays-storm/.
The Red Cross is helping at an emergency shelter at the Bachman Rec Center in Dallas. The organization is still always looking for volunteers and donations. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/local/texas/north-texas.html.
North Texas Crisis Cleanup is helping business and homeowners remove debris. To support the organization or request help, visit www.crisiscleanup.org or call 833-556-2476.
Volunteers who want to help clean up tornado damage in Richardson have a new place to gather – the Huffhines Recreation Center on North Plano Road.
The coordination center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Thursday to connect volunteers with people in need. Volunteers are needed to clear vegetation, install tarps and remove debris.
Richardson residents who have questions about debris removal can also call 972-744-4111. For more information about volunteering or requesting assistance in Richardson, call 972-744-0900.
Finally, the State Bar of Texas has set up a free disaster legal hotline for tornado victims at 1-800-504-7030.