Tornado recovery needs listed

June 12, 2013
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VOLUNTEER CLEANING CREWS: Groups of people from various agencies have organized to remove debris from the Rancho Brazos neighborhood hit by a tornado May 15. Insulation, roofing, large trees, building materials and storm-damaged vehicles were strewn across the neighborhood

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

Counseling

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: Most churches have information available to help children through this difficult time. 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]

Donations

Mission Granbury: 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.

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

Any 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.

Pets

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.

Shelter

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

Volunteers: Mission Granbury needs volunteers at the fairgrounds, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Report to Granbury Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court. 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.

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 http://new.stonewaterchurch.com.

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

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