Press Release: Disaster Recovery Center to Close on Sunday, January 10th



January 7, 2016


Disaster Recovery Center to Close on Sunday, January 10th


DALLAS, Texas — The Disaster Recovery Center, located at Granger Recreation Center, 1310 W Avenue F, Garland, Texas, will remain open until Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3 p.m.  Residents in need of assistance are encouraged to visit the center in the next few days if they have any unmet needs.

The Disaster Recovery Center has served as a place for volunteers to register and assist with relief efforts and for organizations to receive and distribute donations to tornado survivors.  The Center was operated by the Dallas County VOAD and the cities of Garland and Rowlett and has assisted more than 650 families since opening.

As of today, the center is still looking for donations of non-perishable food items, plastic utensils, paper plates and bowls, laundry detergent, bleach, dish soap, bath towels, wash towels and women’s sports socks. At the center, residents can receive assistance with finances, transportation, volunteer debris removal, volunteer property collection, new driver’s licenses or ID cards, eye exams and eyeglasses, medical evaluations, food or clothing items and many other services and supplies.

For residents that need assistance after Sunday and volunteers who would still like to help out, please contact the American Red Cross at 866-505-4801 or visit the local Red Cross Chapter at 4800 Harry Hines, Dallas, Texas 76235.

Additionally, if your primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the storm and you need financial assistance for housing, the Texas Association of REALTORS® Relief Fund is offering up to $1000 in assistance for owned or leased properties. Please contact the Texas Association of REALTORS® at 800-873-9155 for additional information.

“At the center I’ve seen firsthand the overwhelming response to this disaster from our community and I’m incredibly proud of the organizations and volunteers who have stepped up and offered their assistance. Although the cities and county are transitioning to a long term recovery plan, there will still be a need for assistance, so I encourage people to stay involved and continue to help their neighbors,” said County Judge Clay Jenkins.


Clay Jenkins, Dallas County Judge



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