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Community Updates

TRACE Area Recovery Center

posted 3 months ago by LatishaBlair from Rowlett Community Relief and Family T.R.A.C.E.
2 comments Labels: drop-off donation volunteer needed
This update is over 30 days old.

Our donations center will be opening soon, but we still need to get it filled up! If you have items to donate, please contact questions@traceprogram.org! We are desperately in need of the following: ✨Shelves and tables to display donated items ✨Furniture of all kinds ✨Good Working Appliances ✨Household and kitchen…

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Relief Center at Church in the City CITC

posted 8 months ago by citccares from Church in the City (CITC)
No comments yet Labels: food clothes,dog diapers,shelter furniture
This update is over 30 days old.

Hi there We can now refer residents to the Furniture Bank. Come by the Relief Center to register

1/19/2016 - Bliss and Fire Church Donations Update

posted 8 months ago by Misskd1972 from BLISS & FIRE CHURCH
No comments yet Labels: donations giftcards food boxes
This update is over 30 days old.

Once again, we are grateful for EVERY donation that we have received so far. These items have been a TREMENDOUS help to the affected families that we have been able to reach thus far... and are adding to our outreach each day.

Many of the families that we have connected…

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Free BBQ Meals Saturday, January 23.

posted 8 months ago by sfruendt from Holy Cow Smokers
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Greetings from the Holy Cow Smokers! On Saturday, January 23 the Smokers will be providing free, warm BBQ meals for area residents, volunteers, police, fire, and EMS personnel.

Location: Tree of Life Lutheran Church 6318 Lyons Rd, Garland, TX 75043

Serving Times and Menu: Lunch from 11 am to 1

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Bliss and Fire Donation Update - 1/15/2016

posted 8 months ago by Misskd1972 from BLISS & FIRE CHURCH
1 comment Labels: needs hygiene food monetary
This update is over 30 days old.

We've had tremendous success with collecting donations and distributing them to the victims of last month's tornadoes. After speaking directly with the affected families, we are asking for your help with the following needs:

  • Canned food/meats (items that can be eaten directly from the container and/or put into a microwave)
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Donations update for Bliss and Fire Church - 1/11/2016

posted 9 months ago by Misskd1972 from BLISS & FIRE CHURCH
No comments yet Labels: hygiene toiletries school-supplies boxes
This update is over 30 days old.

Bliss and Fire Church wants to thank everyone who came to volunteer this past week to help us organize and prepare donations for the victims of the tornado. We were able to serve families who are temporarily located at a local hotel in the area.

We are very grateful for…

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[Tornado Victims] Families ready to adopt YOU! (Please share to ALL areas affected.)

posted 9 months ago by RowlettEagle07 from Rowlett Community Relief and Family T.R.A.C.E.
No comments yet Labels: adoption volunteering needs families family tornado victims
This update is over 30 days old.

We are excited to introduce a newly designed website www.familytracentx.com! If you are interested in adopting a family or in having your family be adopted , please visit the website and fill out the inquiry form!

You can also sign up there for the Tornado Meal Train program! Thanks…

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[City Updates] Contractor Registration and List

posted 9 months ago by RowlettEagle07 from Rowlett Community Relief and Family T.R.A.C.E.
No comments yet Labels: contractor list city updates
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Contractor Registration and List

In an effort to aid in contractor registration and permit issuance, City of Rowlett Development Services, located at 3901 Main Street, will open at 7 a.m. for as long as needed. An inspector is available to perform emergency gas and electric inspection as well. Please find…

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Update for Bliss and Fire Church Donation Acceptance - 1/5/2016

posted 9 months ago by Misskd1972 from BLISS & FIRE CHURCH
No comments yet Labels: food hygiene school-supplies
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Good morning.

Bliss and Fire Church is still accepting ONLY the following items for donation at this time:

  • hygiene/toiletries
  • canned/boxed food (including baby food)
  • SMALL boxes that can be used for individual food "baskets" for families
  • Packing tape
  • School supplies

If you would like to donate any of the above…

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[Volunteer Update] More information on how to help

posted 9 months ago by RowlettEagle07 from Rowlett Community Relief and Family T.R.A.C.E.
5 comments Labels: volunteer volunteering needs neighbors
This update is over 30 days old.

PLEASE reach out to your displaced neighbors, friends and families: if YOU or anyone you know needs volunteer assistance with debris cleanup, the following organizations are mobilized and here in Rowlett to help: Texas Baptist Men: 214-908-6239 Samaritan’s Purse International Relief: 469-996-1429 Christian Aid Ministries: 817-933-2948 They are here only…

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[City Updates] Clean up continues

posted 9 months ago by RowlettEagle07 from Rowlett Community Relief and Family T.R.A.C.E.
No comments yet Labels: updates city needs drop-off
This update is over 30 days old.

Tornado Relief Help Continues This Week at Cullins Lake Pointe Elementary.

With the outpouring of donations from the community, there is clothing, blankets, baby items, food and school supplies still available for tornado victims in the Cullins Lake Pointe Elementary gym. This week, Monday and Tuesday from 9am - 3pm,…

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Bliss and Fire Church - Accepting Donations on 1/4/2016

posted 9 months ago by Misskd1972 from BLISS & FIRE CHURCH
1 comment Labels: school-supplies food laundry toiletries donations
This update is over 30 days old.

We are grateful for the generous donors that have come forward to help us meet the emergency needs for the families affected by the 12/26 tornado. As of today, we are still in need of the following items:

  • School supplies
  • Laundry detergent
  • Boxed and canned food (including baby food)
  • Hygiene/toiletry…
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Volunteer Update for week of 1/4/16

posted 9 months ago by iamsprang from Catalyst Church
3 comments Labels: volunteer clean-up sorting
This update is over 30 days old.

VOLUNTEER UPDATE for week of 1/4: Life Message, Inc. opens daily at 10am.

Work crews register through Operation Blessing at the Granger Center in Garland. First orientation is at 8:30 daily. They will assign work crews from there.

James McKee is leading evening work crews.

Thank you for your continued…

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[City Updates] Clean up debris information (Jan. 3, 2016)

posted 9 months ago by RowlettEagle07 from Rowlett Community Relief and Family T.R.A.C.E.
1 comment Labels: clean up events debris information
This update is over 30 days old.

From the City of Rowlett: "Just a quick reminder: Currently, we estimate that Storm debris removal will continue for about 10 weeks. The first round of debris removal has actually been completed. The second round is nearly complete. We will make additional passes but homeowners, contractors and volunteers need to…

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Clean-Up Plan for Sunday (Catalyst Church)

posted 9 months ago by iamsprang from Catalyst Church
1 comment Labels: volunteering clean-up
This update is over 30 days old.

UPDATE FOR WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY: Sunday will mark 1 week since clean up began in our city. Many of us have been out in the Disaster Zone this week, either with our clean up crews or with Life Message. As you know, we have a lot of work to do.

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Emergency Information

  • Emergency: 911
  • Rowlett City number: (972) 412-6100
  • Rowlett Police Department: (972) 412-6200
  • Rowlett Animal Shelter: (972) 412-6219
  • Rowlett Community Center/Disaster Field Office: (972) 412-6170
  • Rowlett Public Library: (972) 412-6161
  • Rowlett Affected Area Access Updates
  • City of Rowlett Website

Centers Accepting Donated Food, Good, Clothing, and Financial Aid

Volunteer Information

Joint Disaster Resource Mgmt. Center for Rowlett and Garland

  • Location: [Granger Recreation Center Annex Building.] - Closed, Contact the recovery@NTCUMC.org team for more information

GISD Information

  • Liaison for the homeless: (972) 494-8255
  • Phone bank number: (972) 487-4999

Various National/State Hotlines and Resources

Vehicle Information

  • Big Bass Towing: (972) 485-4458
  • Cathey Towing: (972) 309-9756

Utility Contact Information

  • Atmos Energy: 888-286-6700
  • Time Warner Cable: 877-839-4551
  • Oncor: 888-875-6279
  • Verizon Fios: 844-265-4198
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