Tornado Relief Information
The City of Garland posts the most accurate, up-to-date information regarding disaster recovery for tornado victims, relief efforts and volunteer information, and milestones in the impact zone clean-up process.
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The Payton Group Partners with Local Charities for "Spirit of Community" Fundraiser Shirts
Since Dec. 26, the people of Garland and its many friends have shown what lies within us. The catastrophic damage brought by the tornado seemed overwhelming, yet Garland dug deep within and answered with fearless and heartfelt response.
It's difficult to capture the endless scope of emotions that were suddenly thrust upon our community that night. It is our hope that we have managed to reflect many of the feelings that have touched our lives with this shirt design.
As you recall the days ahead, we hope it lifts your spirit knowing that the Garland community has the character and compassion to be there selflessly for one another.
All profits from the sale of the shirts will be donated to The Salvation Army - Garland and Good Samaritans of Garland, Inc. Order information is available in the flyer below.
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Golden Chick Partners with Good Samaritans of Garland for Tornado Relief Fundraiser
The newest Golden Chick in Garland officially opens today, January 5, 2016 at 430 East IH 30, Garland, TX 75043 (IH-30 at Bobtown Road), and will be opening its doors to collect monetary and non-perishable food donations to be donated directly to Good Samaritans of Garland’s relief efforts through Sunday, January 10, 2016. All four Garland Golden Chick locations, as well as the Richardson location will be participating in fundraising efforts. For every cash donation exceeding five dollars and food donation exceeding five items, donators will receive a five-dollar gift card. For every donation collected, Golden Chick will also make an additional monetary donation to Good Samaritans of Garland.
Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc. Offers Computer Use to Tornado Victims
The Goodwill Dallas job connection center on E. Northwest Highway has a computer lab that can be used for local residents affected by the recent tornado to apply for assistance. While families work on alternate housing, childcare and access to food, Goodwill's Job Connection can also assist with finding employment if needed.
Contact Jana Thomas for additional information:
1661 E. Northwest Highway
Garland, TX 75041
Seacrest Apartments Available for Tornado Victims
801 La Prada Dr., Garland, TX 75043
Firewheel Town Center Serving as Collection Site
Firewheel Town Center Guest Services
245 Cedar Sage Drive #200
Garland, Texas 75040
(look for the black awning next door to Pink)
Collecting: BOTTLED WATER & CANNED GOODS
Assistance Available at Life Message
Life Message, a hunger relief organization located in in Rowlett, has set up a facility to handle the large number of families that are in need of assistance for both Rowlett and the surrounding areas. Anyone that needs assistance is welcome at the facility.
Check the Garland Chamber Facebook Page or the City of Garland Facebook Page for additional information as available. If you'd like to share additional relief resources, please contact Jenna Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*featured photo via City of Garland, Texas Government Facebook page
Garland Power & Light
Locally owned and nationally recognized, Garland Power & Light has been providing reliable electric service to residents and businesses in Garland since 1923. “Always there when you need us!”
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