Mission Granbury benefit garage sale for tornado fund

July 17, 2013

The community response to help tornado victims has been overwhelming. In fact, the donation of material items has surpassed the need.

Now more than two months after the tornado, Mission Granbury is ready to vacate the warehouse space that was provided at the Reunion Grounds.

Organizers are seeking the use of long tables to display merchandise at the big sale Friday and Saturday.

If you have questions or need information, text or call Mission Granbury’s Outreach Coordinator, Crystal Moore at (817) 888-2551. The tables will be returned after the sale.

“Thank you to all who have contributed clothes, furniture and supplies for these dear people,” a spokesman for Mission Granbury said.

Excess material donations will be sold at the huge garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

All proceeds from the garage sale will go into Mission Granbury’s tornado recovery fund.

For other information regarding tornado recovery, visit www.granburytornadorecovery.org.


Tornado clean-up in Indian Harbor has created a huge brush pile – about the size of half a football field – at the Indian Harbor Fire Department. Officials report that the pile is so large that it is interfering with medical emergency helicopter operations, thus endangering people’s lives.

Several volunteers worked Saturday morning to clear the brush, but more manpower is needed to remove the brush.


There is still a desperate need for flatbed trailers daily in Rancho Brazos.

The trailers are used to transport donations and other items related to tornado recovery.

Drivers should go directly to Rancho Brazos from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily to receive assignments. Drivers will not be asked to lift anything. Other volunteers are assigned for lifting.


Mission Granbury needs the following items to help rebuild homes after the tornado.

Some of the needed items include:

-Building Supplies (4’ x 8’ sheets of plywood, 2x4s and 2x6s, shingles, roofing nails, etc.)

-Power tools

-Chain link fence and metal poles

-Wood fencing and posts

-Gift cards to Home Depot and Lowes for building material

-Window or free-standing type air conditioners, working.

Contact Vince Gonzalez at 214-354-2337 for donations of building supplies, or send email to [email protected]

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


The following teams/committees have been organized to coordinate the long term recovery in cooperation with the County’s Emergency Management office. Recovery is now estimated to take 18 months.

Team leaders and contact information include the following volunteers.

Rancho Brazos volunteer coordination: Vince Gonzales, 214-354-2337.

All other volunteer coordination: Jack Buckler, [email protected], 817-579-9175 or 682-036-9747.

Finance: Marilyn Luton, [email protected], 817-579-5100.

Case Management: April Mitchell, [email protected], 817-614-2556.

Community Assessment: Carol Davidson, [email protected], 817-219-5339.

Crisis Counseling: Coke Beatty, [email protected], 817-579-4401.

Construction Coordination: Jason Turbeville, [email protected], 817-326-4693.

Changes or additions to this listing can be emailed to [email protected]

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