As many as 10 tornadoes - one reportedly one mile wide - ripped through North Texas Wednesday evening leveling homes, and killing six. (Photo : Reuters)
Multiple tornadoes wreaked havoc in North Texas Wednesday night, killing six people, destroying entire neighborhoods and leaving more than 250 others homeless.
However, as residents begin to rebuild in the counties hit hardest by the twisters, including Hood, Johnson, and Ellis, all those who wish to lend a hand have a number of options.
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The Red Cross is providing relief funds to the area through their general disaster relief fund. It has set two shelters in Hood County for victims and is working to set up a shelter for victims in Johnson County. Those who wish to contribute can text REDCROSS to 90999 and give $10 to the fund.
The Salvation Army is providing mobile disaster kitchens to Granbury, Cleburne, and possibly other areas. One kitchen is scheduled to serve meals for up to 125 people in Cleburne on Thursday. If you would like to send monetary donations to help feed survivors and provide other care kits, go to their website here.
Hood County sheriffs announced that volunteer should report to the First United Methodist Church located on 301 Loop 567 in Granbury.
People wishing to donate supplies and other emergency to Mission Granbury, Inc., which will help churches in the community, should call 817-579-6866. Mission Granbury is located at 1310 Weatherford Hwy, Suite 120 in Granbury.
The local business owners of Beans and Franks have teamed up with volunteers of Cross Timbers Communications to collect donations of diapers, paper towels, clothes, bottled water and more. Items needed at this time include water, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, wipes, gift cards and non-perishable food. Those who make a donation at the restaurant located on 1296 W Washington St, Stephenville, TX will receive a free small cup of coffee. There is a secondary drop off location at the Stone Water Church, located at 911 E. Highway 377 in Granbury.
Lastly, if you're looking for a missing loved one in Granbury, call 817-579-2888 to get info from the Lake Granbury Hospital.