Cash Store Pledges Aide to Dallas Red Cross
by David Sung
The Cash Store has donated $2,500 to the Dallas chapter of the Red Cross to assist with the recovery efforts after the storms on April 3, 2012. This time of year marks the beginning of tornado season, and even though the cycle is predictable, we are never prepared for the destruction it brings. At the beginning of March, the country witnessed one of its worst natural disasters with 80 tornadoes touching ground from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico.
The tornadoes that spread across the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area on April 3 were a fraction of March’s total, but it was a scene that no one welcomed. Meteorologists confirmed that 17 twisters landed. Some hit large areas simultaneously, leaving residents essentially boxed in.
DFW is a large service area for the Cash Store, and we immediately began thinking of our neighbors and friends who might be in danger during the storms. Cities in Tarrant County bore the worst of the damage with tornadoes striking indiscriminately.
Headlines reported several injured but thankfully no fatalities – a miracle considering how quickly the storms developed. Approximately 650 homes and several businesses have been destroyed, with softball sized hail adding to the damage. Local chapters of the Red Cross and Salvation Army are working endlessly to set up shelters with adequate supplies and to help with the clean-up efforts.
Monetary donations are being accepted by the Red Cross, Salvation Army and dry goods by the North Texas Food Bank. You can also contact the cities of Lancaster and Arlington to assist with their recovery process.
You can text REDCROS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or give through their online portal.
DFW Salvation Army
North Texas Food Bank
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