Monday, April 16, 2012

The American Red Cross North Texas Region Salutes our Tornado Relief Supporters

written by Lilly Watson, staff contributor

Relief kits from Target are loaded onto Red Cross Emergency Relief Vehicles to be distributed in tornado-damaged areas.
Photo credit: Lilly Watson/American Red Cross

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, a total of 17 tornadoes touched down in the Metroplex. This incredible storm brought people together across our widespread region, as we saw homes as far west as Johnson County destroyed and similar damage on the very eastern side of the DFW area in Forney, TX. Families in these areas were now facing trials similar to people in cities such as Lancaster and Arlington, who were now sorting through the remains of their homes for anything that might be left for them to take into the next chapter of their lives. The Red Cross was there, opening shelters the very night of the storm and serving over 9,000 meals and 31,000 snacks and beverages to victims and relief workers throughout the early stages of our operation. The Red Cross was able to serve this diverse group of people through the equally diverse contributions and donations from our corporate partners.

The companies and organizations below reached out to the Red Cross and gave us support through financial and in-kind donations so we could in turn bolster our community in this trying time. The Red Cross salutes these companies for believing in our work and being there for us so we can be there for DFW.

7-Eleven, Inc.

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas


Capital One Financial Corporation

CBS-DFW, Channel 11

Costco Wholesale Corporation

CVS Caremark Corporation

Dallas Mavericks

Days Inn Denton

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

Nexen Inc.

Duke Realty


Ford Motor Company

Frito-Lay North America

Granite Construction Inc.

H-E-B Central Market

The Home Depot

JPMorgan Chase & Co.


The Kroger Co.

Lockheed Martin

Mary Kay

The Meadows Foundation

Northrop Grumman Corporation


Pier 1 Imports



Ridgmar Mall

Sabre Holdings

Tom Thumb

Southwest Airlines

Stacey Furniture

Target Corporation

Texas Instruments

Texas Rangers Baseball Club


TPG Capital, Inc.

USAA Foundation

Vandergriff Honda

Wells Fargo & Company

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