Tornado recovery essentials listed by service groups

June 8, 2013

Mission Granbury has a new website full of recovery information following the May 15 tornado. Go to


Mental health: “Just In Time,” a behavioral health disaster recovery training seminar is planned Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. The program will be presented at Lakeside Baptist Church, 500 W. Bluebonnet Drive. The free program includes lunch both days.

Target Audience: Anyone who may work with individuals impacted by the storms. It can be school personnel, faith based organizations, first responders, and providers of mental health and substance abuse services.

This two-day session is for the general public, social workers, counselors or anyone wanting more information about disaster behavioral health.

Topics that may be covered include characteristics of disasters, anxiety reactions, coping styles, PTSD, fatalities and resources available.

For more information contact Coke Beatty at [email protected] or 817-579-4413.

Counseling: Many churches offer counseling, or contact Mission Granbury at 817-579-6866.

Mental health: Pecan Valley is offering a free open clinic at 104 Pirate Drive. The Pecan Valley Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-772-5987.

Children: Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has a free booklet for children to help them cope during tough times. The child and the parent go through the booklet together, reports Valery Raney, spokeswoman with CEF.

For more information call Raney at 817-705-1827, or email [email protected]


Material needs: Mission Granbury on Thursday revised the list of needs to help with tornado recovery.

Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Granbury Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court. Volunteers needed at the fairgrounds. Also need bilingual volunteers.

•Strong people to lift furniture for client disbursement.

•Drivers with trailers to pick up donated furniture and bring to fairgrounds.

•Drivers with trailers to deliver client disbursement goods.

Please contact Jack at Stonewater – 682-936-9747.

•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.

•Any donations of building supplies – please contact Vince Gonzalez at [email protected]

Any other questions please contact Patti Carey at 817-454-7726, or email [email protected]

Monetary donations: 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.

Medical and burial expense: 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.

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

Lost and found

Photos and documents:. Lost and found photos and documents have been taken to the Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St. after the tornado.


Displaced pets: Some pets remain at Hood County Animal Control, 240 Bray St. To offer foster care for a pet displaced by the tornado, contact Sgt. Kelly McNab at 817-573-4277.


Mission Granbury: Officials report that Mission Granbury is providing shelter at various locations for numerous people displaced from the tornado.

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church: Located at 2301 Acton Highway, St. Frances is providing shelter to 36 people.


Volunteers: Those wanting to help with cleanup should report to StoneWater Church, 911 E. Highway 377, at 7:30 a.m. each Friday and Saturday.

After a brief safety session, volunteers depart for the Rancho Brazos tornado recovery site.

Ryan Thomas reports volunteers will be needed every Friday and Saturday until the work is complete. Bring rakes, shovels, chain saws and other tools.

For more information, go to

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

Email this to someoneShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on Pinterest

Category: News Archived