Tornado Relief Information

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In the days and weeks following the recent severe tornado outbreak in North Texas, many local businesses have generously opened their doors and their arms to help their neighbors in need. We'd like to share a few of the ways you can find help or get involved to help the Garland community get back on its feet. We are grateful and humbled by your contributions and proud of the resilience of our community.

Recovery Website
Community members can log on to the website below to request assistance, volunteer to lend a hand in recovery efforts, make a donation of supplies or make a monetary donation to support recovery efforts.
Latest Updates from the City of Garland
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.

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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:
(214) 227-5549
1661 E. Northwest Highway
Garland, TX 75041

Seacrest Apartments Available for Tornado Victims
Seacrest Apartments is now offering no admin fee, no deposit and waiving pet deposit for tornado victims. Rents are starting at $665.
2804 Beltline Road, Garland, TX 75044

Senior Adult Housing Available at Montclair Estates
Montclair Estates Senior Independent Living Community is now offering no admin fee, waiving pet deposit, and offering the 4th month rent at half price for tornado victims. Prices starting at $1800; includes utilities, 2 meals a day and transportation. Call the number listed below for additional information.

801 La Prada Dr., Garland, TX 75043

Firewheel Town Center Serving as Collection Site
Firewheel Town Center has generously offered to serve as a donations collection site for bottled water and canned goods.
Please drop off donations to: 
Firewheel Town Center Guest Services 
245 Cedar Sage Drive #200 
Garland, Texas 75040 
(look for the black awning next door to Pink) 
Storage Facility Use for Tornado Victims
Advantage Storage is offering the first 45 days rent FREE for tornado victims. The person will only pay $20 to move in.
3471 Broadway Blvd, Garland, TX 75043


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.

4501 Rowlett Road, Rowlett, TX 75088


Additional Information

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

*featured photo via City of Garland, Texas Government Facebook page

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