What a tragedy for all those affected by the tornadoes on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
Crisis mode has officially set in. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed by the tornadoes and thousands have gone and are still without power.
Picking up the pieces after something like this is awful. I can’t imagine going home to what these people had to go home to on Tuesday. The photos and videos of the homes are horrible. Some houses completely gone. Others partially gone but clearly unlivable and everything is ruined.
How do you pick up the pieces?
Well you do it slowly and with help.
It really is amazing to see people turning to one another in times of need.
Lending a hand, opening their wallets or extending services. All of that is needed right now. If you too are looking for some ways to help, here are a few that are active right now.
Help the victims of the North Texas tornadoes 2012
- NBC 5 has teamed up with Kroger to help raise money for the American Red Cross. Viewers are asked to go to their neighborhood Kroger and make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross as they check out. The coin boxes will be at the checkouts, and 100 percent of the checks and donations will be donated to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Kroger will match customer donations up to $50,000.
- You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, or visit www.redcross.org to donate more money online.
- In Lancaster donations can be called in to 972-218-2631.
- In Forney, volunteers are asked to meet in one of two places to help clean up one of the hardest-hit towns. Gather at Mustang Creek Community Church, 13851 FM Road 548, or find the Forney Police Command Center at FM 548 and Ridgecrest Road. Be sure to bring hats, gloves, sunscreen, and water.
- Become a volunteer at the Volunteer Center of North Texas – Learn to help when disaster strikes and sign up to become a disaster volunteer.
Area Disaster Relief Agencies or Centers
The Volunteer Center of North Texas
The American Red Cross
The North Texas Food Bank
The Salvation Army