Tornadoes causes multiple fatalities in North Texas

Update Jan 1, 2016

The ACS DR Collection/Distribution Center, located at Granger Recreation Center, in Garland, TX has been busy serving the survivors of the recent tornadoes in North Texas.  Monique Monroe, Dallas Area ACS DR Coordinator, is managing the operation.  Supplies are arriving, being sorted, and distributed to the survivors coming in.

We have had ACS volunteers from many of our local churches, and one church has been collecting needed items and delivering them to the center.  Over 1100 home were either destroyed or majorly damaged, so there is great need.  

Thank you for your support and prayers. - Sherry Watts, ACS Asst. Director Texas Conference


Dec 27, 2015

Multiple tornadoes that passed through parts of Texas this past weekend left 30,000 people without power. Around 600 buildings were destroyed or damage and several fatalities. 

Garland Faith Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1702 E Centerville Rd, Garland, TX 75041, will be the operational headquarters for Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) for the response to the tornadoes in the area.

They are assembling some clean up kits to distribute to the affected families. Many home have damage and cleaning supplies are in great demand. Volunteers are also needed to help in the effort.

Supplies Needed: bleach, scouring pads, sponges (assorted sizes), scrub brushes, cleaning towels (reusable), laundry detergent, household cleaners (i.e., pine sol, 409), dish soap, dust masks, latex & non latex gloves, work gloves, heavy duty trash bags, large tarps, brooms, mops, mop buckets, and paper towels.

Monetary donations may be sent to: Texas ACS, PO Box 35, Keene, TX 76959

Let's remember the people affected by this unfortunate disaster in our prayers. 

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PHOTO CREDIT: G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News

UPDATE: 12-29-15 - 

The morning following the Dallas area tornados, Pastor Dennis Austin of the Joshua Seventh-day Adventist Church posted on Facebook the need for cleaning supplies for the survivors. Supplies were soon collected and delivered to the Garland Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church for distribution. 

Items being prepared for distribution at Garland Seventh-day Adventist Church - Mark Miosi

Items being prepared for distribution at Garland Seventh-day Adventist Church - Mark Miosi

Van loaded with donations outside Joshua Church - Harold Smith

Van loaded with donations outside Joshua Church - Harold Smith

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) has been asked to operate the donations management for both the Garland and Rowlett tornado responses.  They will be one operation serving both cities. Possible locations are being checked out to determine the best location and facility.   

Additional supplies (clean up kits, mold inhibitor, and toilet paper) from the ACS DR Depot in Keene, TX will be delivered to the Garland Faith SDA Church tomorrow morning for immediate distribution - Sherry Watts, ACS DR Asst. Director Texas Conference