Humanity First Texas Tornado Relief
Humanity First Dallas,TX Tornado Relief
The tornadoes that killed at least 11 people and displaced over 600 families in Garland and Rowlett, Texas on December 27, 2015 were the deadliest twisters to hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area in almost 90 years.
The Humanity First USA Disaster Response Team (HF-DRT) was among the first to respond to the disaster and we partnered with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) of Texas to provide disaster relief to tornado victims. We are facilitating the city in managing other volunteers, help home owners with debris cleanup, and distribution of food and non-food essential items. We have raised over $2,500 and donated furniture, electronics, and toys as well as $700 worth of hygiene kits to help families devastated by the tornado. Additionally we provided gift cards to families who had lost their homes and all their belongings.
Almost 100 HF-DRT and AMC volunteers have invested thousands of hours in:
- Gutting, demolishing, and cleaning up homes and the Garner Recreation Center
- Preparing and distributing health & hygiene kits
- Distributing essential food and non-food items
- Providing critical information and guidance to locals on how to receive vital services through different agencies
The local Chuck E Cheese restaurants in both Garland and Rowlett hosted fundraisers in partnership with Humanity First USA (HFUSA) where 15% of all proceeds went to HFUSA, who in turn has used these funds to assist tornado victims.
The tornado completely destroyed more than 200 homes and another 1,000 homes were damaged. Many families lost everything that night, and we are trying to do whatever is possible within our resources. Currently, we are helping 50 families with procuring essential items such as schools bags for their children, school supplies, medicine, clothing, shoes etc. In the next few weeks these families will start rebuilding their lives and the needs will be even greater.
Families who have lost everything are still in need of assistance and support. If you would like to help make a positive difference in their lives, please donate generously here or you can also join the team by creating your own fundraising page and get help from family and friends to support this worthy cause.
Please join hands with Humanity First USA to rebuild their lives!