Less than a day after a tornado struck northwest of the DFW Metroplex, TBM is providing 150 meals for people who have been affected and two TBM chainsaw units will begin serving in the area March 20.
The Collin and Denton County chainsaw units will leave the DFW Metroplex before sunrise March 20 to serve south of Graham.
The tornado damaged structures and downed trees, but no one was injured. At its peak, 500 customers were left without electricity.
The volunteers are responding in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which complicates the effort. Gatherings have to remain smaller than 10 people, which rules out the teams staying together in a church like they typically would. Volunteers also will be subjected to a temperature check and cannot show any symptoms of having contracted the virus.
“TBM always does what we need to do to deliver help, hope and healing after disasters in Texas – even if it’s during a global pandemic,” said Dwain Carter, director of TBM Disaster Relief. “Within 24 hours of the tornado, we are providing meals to people who have been affected by the storm. By the time the sun rises tomorrow, we will be on the field serving.”
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