Friday, October 16, 2009

Disaster Drill Update 10:45am

The Disaster Drill is moving along quickly! We are now in the second day of the operation. More than 100,000 people are affected by widespread torandoes and flooding. The Red Cross has 14 shelters open that are housing 9,000 residents. Emotions are running high as you might imagine. The reality of the storms is becoming clear for many. They have no homes left.

Red Cross workers are partnering with the Volunteer Center of North Texas so if you are not a trained Red Cross worker, just give them a call and they'll help you find a place to help.

The North Texas Food Bank has two collection points for canned goods. Be sure to go to the blog at to get the approved list of items.

The Salvation Army is working around the clock in the shelters to keep the residents fed.

It's been a rough couple of days for North Texas. Two families found out today that their loved ones didn't make it through the storm. We have mental health workers with them to help them with their grief.

We need you, community. We need to you to help by volunteering and giving money. To volunteer in one of our shelters, click here. To make a financial donation, click here.

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