TORNADO RECOVERY

focusing attention on families who were struggling before the storm

  • Hundreds of Dallas/Richardson families who were already struggling financially before the storm lost their homes, all their belongings, and/or their vehicles.
  • Other low-income families' homes were badly damaged leaving them living in unsafe/unsanitary/uncomfortable conditions.
  • Other families lost wages when their employer or daycare was closed either temporarily or still to this day.

  • Almost 3,000 mostly low-income Dallas ISD children lost their schools.

  • Over 30 total school facilities were impacted to some degree.

  • Several churches were badly damaged. At least 2 congregations are still totally displaced.

According to Houston Responds, heavily-impacted families can expect a 6 to 12-month recovery process. There's a lot we can do to make this as painless as possible for everyone involved. Use the platforms below to stay informed.

WANT TO HELP?

Go to VOMO to add or find:

  • volunteer opportunities.

  • donation opportunities.

  • donation collection sites.

Email disaster@unitethechurch.org to add your listing to the Tornado Recovery hub.

Are you ministering to displaced families? HelpFinder will help them find the help they need.

  • If you run a nonprofit or church-based program for those in need, make sure your information is updated on HelpFinder.

  • If you see program information that is incorrect, suggest a change using the link at the bottom, or email disaster@unitethechurch.org.

  • If you know of a program that's not listed, use the suggest program link at the bottom, or email disaster@unitethechurch.org.

NEED HELP?

Go to HelpFinder to look for available government-run, nonprofit, and church-based relief services such as:

  • temporary housing

  • transportation

  • food and household supplies

  • emergency income support

  • counseling

  • childcare

  • and more

The "claimed listings" have the most accurate information.

Contact disaster@unitethechurch.org with questions or updates.​