Storm Relief Resources – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Many North Texans need help due to recent storms. If you need help, or would like to help through volunteering or donating to an organization that provides relief, a list of resources is provided below.
800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585)
The lines are in operation seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
President Biden approved a disaster declaration for Texas after the winter storm. The declaration enables homeowners and tenants in 77 counties designated for individual assistance to apply for disaster relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Please call 2-1-1 if you are in need and have questions about relief efforts in North Texas. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, nationwide, 24-hour information and referral service that provides callers with information about community and social services such as shelter, meal services, rental assistance, utility bill assistance, childcare, elderly care, and more.
North Texas American Red Cross
For services: https://www.redcross.org/local/texas/north-texas.html
The American Red Cross in North Texas has partnered with emergency shelters in the North Texas area to provide cots, blankets, meals, snacks and water. They provide health, mental health, and spiritual care services as needed. They also ask you to make an appointment for the blood donation. They need volunteers and donations to replenish their supplies.
Austin Street Center
Austin Street Center in Dallas cares for the homeless with dignity and compassion. The organization provides safe protection and helps meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable.
CitySquare in Dallas continues to fight poverty on many fronts. The recent storms have only increased the need for services. CitySquare needs volunteers and donations.
Give Hope Inc.
Giving Hope in Denton serves individuals and families at risk of homelessness or currently suffering from homelessness through advocacy, community collaboration, and housing assistance. They have an extensive list of partners to assist them in their mission to serve through health care, childcare, meals, utility programs, and transportation to complement housing programs. For a list of Giving Home affiliated Denton organizations, please visit https://hopeincdenton.com/home/.
GRACE – Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange
GRACE in Grapevine offers individuals and families in crisis help and guidance for self-sufficiency. GRACE helps with the provision of food, shelter, clothing and medical supplies when needed.
Harvest at the Mansfield Center (HIM)
The Harvest at Mansfield Center is a local pantry in Mansfield. The need was so great that their customers tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic and they are responding to the difficulties caused by recent storms. Please contact them if you need any assistance. You still need volunteers and donations.
North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank responds to the needs of our community by providing food to those in need. Volunteers and donations are needed.
OurCalling is a faith-based organization based in Dallas that guides the homeless towards healthy and sustainable lifestyles. They need donations and volunteers to meet the increased need for support.
Tarrant Area Food Bank
The Tarrant Area Food Bank is the primary source of food donations for charities and nutrition programs in Tarrant County and 12 surrounding counties. They serve 1,000,000 meals each week and continue to serve those in need. Please visit www.tafb.org to find out where upcoming food distribution events are taking place, how to get help, volunteer, or donate money or food.
The North Texas Salvation Army
For services: www.salvationarmyntx.org
For donations: https://salvationarmyntx.org/north-texas/waystogive/
The North Texas Salvation Army offers several social services to help the most vulnerable North Texans by providing shelter, food aid, family aid, and more in the five counties they serve – Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, and Tarrant .
United Route from Tarrant County
For services: www.UnitedWayTarrant.org
For donations to the emergency fund: www.unitedwaytarrant.org/donate
The United Way of Tarrant County helps some of North Texans most vulnerable. They also support those who have been hit by the recent major storms. The Emergency Fund provides support for groceries, utility bills, rentals, hotels and housing solutions, plumbing / flood repairs, and other emergencies.