Texas Military Along With Nonprofits Mobilizing For Winter Response Operations – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) From critical infrastructure to community needs, massive efforts are being made to obtain aid and resources across the state of Texas.
“The Texas Department of Military will bring additional planes, C-130s and helicopters to take water, cots, blankets and anything else we need to places that are still blocked by state transportation,” said Chief W. Nim Kidd from the Texas Division of Emergency Management said in a news conference Wednesday, Feb.17.
Also mobilize nonprofits across the state.
“We have all of our shower units on alert, we have all of our feeding units on alert, and all of our flood recovery units on alert,” said Rand Jenkins of Texas Baptist Men.
Friday they will set up a shower / laundry facility in Cedar Hill for an apartment complex that has burst pipes.
The American Red Cross is also busy helping those displaced from their homes due to the cold and recent apartment fires.
“We have provided more than 500 cots and 1,000 blankets,” said spokesman Krystal Smith. “We have served or provided meals to help the people living in the shelters.”
It’s not just the typical agencies and nonprofits, but local businesses do what they can to help.
Gozova, a moving and logistics company, works with suppliers to deliver free firewood to people.
So far they have had more than 200 inquiries.
They are asking local firewood suppliers and capable drivers to volunteer and donate what they can.
If you want to request firewood, Click here.
To donate or volunteer, send a direct message on Instagram @gozovaapp or on the Gozova Facebook page.
The Red Cross said another great way to help is to donate blood as soon as it’s safe to hit the streets.
Some of their trips have been canceled due to the weather so they really need this help.