The tornados last week were devastating to communities in Dallas last week to many people who lost homes and power. If you are looking for ways to help others affected, here are several opportunities:
1) Bring a $10 or $20 Walmart or Target gift card to be donated to one of our the Mi Escuelita Uplift families who experienced extensive water damage to their apartment. You can leave these with Miatta Wilson or Jessica Gray. The family also survived Hurricane Harvey so the mom and grandmother are experiencing difficult memories. We are happy to report we have already provided them two new mattresses and immediate groceries from a Discretionary Fund.
2) Make a contribution to Grace Presbytery designated for Dallas Tornado relief and send to Grace Presbytery 6100 Colwell Blvd, Irving Tx 75039. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has also provided the Presbytery a small grant to help.
3) Serve at the Volunteer Coordination Center in Richardson, located at the Huffhines Recreation Center at 200 N. Plano Road. People wishing to volunteer or request help can call 972.744.0900. Or train with the Red Cross to help in Dallas and Rockwall, or volunteering via Gateway Church at their location at 12123 Hillcrest Road in north Dallas.
4) As you know many children have been transplanted to new schools and this experience can be disruptive. You can help create Mental Health Goody Bags by dropping off items such as encouraging notes, books, playing cards, and more. Find out more.