Tornado recovery needs listed

Mission Granbury has a website full of tornado recovery information following the May 15 twister.

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Mission Granbury needs the following items to help families displaced in the tornado.

-New or gently used clean furniture.

-New or good working condition large and small appliances (stoves, washers and dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, etc.)

-New or working window A/C units.

-For a list of building supplies that are needed, please contact Vince Gonzalez at 214-354-2337. Any donations of building supplies: please call Gonzalez or send email to [email protected]

Monetary donations to help tornado victims can be made through United Way of Hood County, American Red Cross Chisholm Trail Chapter and numerous funds that have been established at area banks.

The Martin-Davis benefit fund has been established at First National Bank for Betsy Martin. Her husband Tommy Martin and mother Marjorie Davis were killed in the tornado.

Project-44 is accepting the donation of working vehicles for those who lost their vehicle in the storm.


There is an urgent need to remove a huge pile of debris (mostly tree limbs and shrubs) from Indian Harbor. The pile is 10 yards wide by 60 yards long. If at all possible, the debris needs to be removed by today. Please respond if you can help. Contact Jack, 682-936-9747, [email protected]

The Mission Granbury warehouse behind Grumps has been closed and all stock has been moved to the Show Barn at Reunion Fairgrounds, 641 Reunion Court, Granbury. All material donations will be received there Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to Noon. Directions: From the Square, take Highway 51 north to East Barton Street. Turn right onto East Barton Street. Then turn right onto Reunion Court. Enter the Fairgounds through the main gate and go to the Show Barn building on the right. 10 to 15 volunteers will be needed daily this week.

Multiple volunteers are still needed in Rancho Brazos (including at the tent), the arena warehouse and at Mission Granbury. Call Jack, 682-936-9747.

Volunteers are needed to sort clothes at the Mission Granbury office or help with answering the phones Monday-Friday at 1310 Weatherford Highway, #120, Granbury, 817-579-6866. Please call and sign up to take a shift.

Bilingual (English/Español) volunteers are needed at the warehouse at the Fair Grounds Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to Noon. Contact Jack 682-936-9747.

Volunteers with trailers or trucks are needed to pick up donated furniture and bring it to the Fair Grounds warehouse and to take furniture to survivors. Contact Jack, 682-936-9747.

A need has been identified for fence post digging and setting roof framing teams, and donations of building materials.

On-site volunteers are needed, especially in the Rancho Brazos subdivision. The damage is so widespread (affecting 100+ homes) that clean-up time is estimated at one year. Those wishing to volunteer may do so through their churches or by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator, Jack Buckler, 682-936-9747, to discuss the current needs and your capabilities and to register. You will be required to have insurance and to sign a waiver of liability. Jack will give you your assignments. Before coming, check for updates on our website and make any needed last minute adjustments to your plans. The website is

Workers doing recovery work should be sure their tetanus shots are up to date. Workers are advised to wear LONG PANTS while working for safety reasons. If needed, shots may be obtained at Texas EMS, 2200 Commercial Lane, Granbury. Call 817-279-1408 to make arrangements.

The Construction Committee has listed several needs. Contact Vince Gonzales at 214-354-2337 for details.

Changes or additions to this listing can be emailed to [email protected] for publication in the Hood County News.