How to Help with Tornado Recovery
In the face of tragedy our community comes together. Over the past few days, since the devastating tornado ripped through North Texas, I have been on the phone with many of those affected by the storm, first responders, local and state officials, and community members wanting to know how they can help.
The outpouring of support is a testament to the character and resolve of our community. Anne and I want to thank everyone who has reached out and asked for ways in which they can provide assistance.
For those who are able, tomorrow, December 30th, at noon, Collin County will open the Disaster Resource Center, a multi-agency resource center providing coordinated assistance services to those in need. The Disaster Resource Center will be staged at the First Baptist Church of Farmersville (124 South Washington Street, Farmersville, Texas 75442). This will serve as the command post for those interested in providing resources or volunteering to help with clean up.
For those able to donate supplies, please contact Collin County Emergency Management Department at (972) 548-4383 to inquire about needed items before delivery. Additional information on how to help can be found here: http://www.collincountytx.gov/public_information/features/Pages/tornadoHelp.aspx
If you or someone you know needs assistance, this will serve as the central location for support services and volunteers. Representatives from my office as well as other county and state representatives will be on site to offer assistance with casework.
As always, if you have any questions, or if I can be helpful in anyway, please contact my district office at (972) 398-9416 and someone will be there to assist you. Thank you again for the tremendous response to our neighbors in need.