In Rowlett today, Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief is partnering with the Salvation Army and Home Depot to clean up two damaged areas—sites which "haven't received much assistance” following the recent tornado, according to Terry Henderson, director of TBM Disaster Relief.
TBM is providing a team that specializes in chainsaw and heavy equipment work and is set to demolish the homes at both locations, at the request of the Mayor of Rowlett. Henderson said TBM is the only volunteer group to demolish homes in Rowlett.
The Home Depot is bringing in more than 200 pairs of volunteer hands to help clean up the area, while the Salvation Army will provide lunch for everyone.
The partnership comes after a series of fatal tornadoes and storms barreled through the North Texas region the day after Christmas. That same evening, TBM Disaster Relief sprang into action and continues to mobilize volunteers and resources to assist needs.
TBM’s Incident Command Team is managing relief efforts at the First Baptist Church in Rowlett, located at 4309 Main St. From here, teams are dispatched and have been working to clear debris and provide temporary roofing to homeowners in cooperation with area public and emergency management officials.
This response is ongoing and will continue as needs are determined.
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