HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
World Vision Responds to Texas Tornadoes

Market Watch

1577 days ago   Article ID# 1536036
Original URL

 

World Vision

WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY (Market Watch) - As Texas residents reel from the more than a dozen tornadoes that ripped through Dallas and Tarrent counties, World Vision's emergency response team is preparing to rapidly distribute relief supplies, expecting the greatest needs to include basic hygiene items, water, and non-perishable food. The Christian humanitarian agency also plans to address long-term recovery needs of affected families, with a specific focus on the needs of children.

"One of our biggest concerns is for survivors in Lancaster where preliminary assessments reveal about 300 homes damaged or destroyed, some in impoverished areas where families were already struggling," says Phyllis Freeman, World Vision's domestic emergency response director and a veteran of the agency's Hurricane Katrina response. "World Vision is working quickly to ensure the families who need the most assistance don't fall through the cracks."

World Vision is meeting today with a coalition of local churches to plan relief efforts to help the Dallas-Forth Worth community recover and rebuild. The humanitarian organization is prepared to provide relief supplies as early as today. Within the next 24 hours at World Vision's National Domestic Disaster Headquarters in Grand Prairie, 50 Dallas volunteers will assemble about 2,500 food kits for those affected by the tornadoes and other families in need in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Each 'kit' contains 3 to 4 meal packets (breakfast, lunch, dinner) or enough food to feed a family of five for one day by providing sustenance such as oatmeal, lentil soup and pasta. Additionally, this week, 700 hygiene kits will be assembled by JPMorgan Chase volunteers in Salem, New Hampshire. (Chase is a first responding World Vision corporate partner). The kits will be directed to World Vision's response hub in North Texas to help those most in need in tornado-affected areas. Next week, Chase volunteers will assemble more hygiene kits at 5 additional events in the Dallas area.

"It's saddening to think of how many families and children now have no place to call home," says Freeman. "The best way Americans can help right now is through cash donations of any amount. This allows World Vision and other responding groups to purchase supplies locally and respond quickly," says Freeman.

The public can help by visiting www.worldvision.org , calling (888) 56-CHILD (24453), or by texting "GIVEUSA" to 777444 to make a $10 donation to World Vision's disaster response.

World Vision has been serving North Texas and the Gulf region since 2002. In 2011, the 4th deadliest tornado year on record, World Vision used the new North Texas headquarters to send relief product to disaster survivors in multiple states including Alabama and Missouri. Hundreds of Texas volunteers also assist World Vision staff with preparing product for deployment and will continue to serve an integral role in responding to future domestic disasters.

About World Vision: World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit www.worldvision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews.

Copyright 2016 Market Watch   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1577 days ago   Article ID# 1536036

World Vision    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More World Vision Dallas News

Band gives fans a quieter, acoustic show

534 days ago From thestarphoenix.com 

SASKATOON, CANADA - ...

World Vision joins $250m Ebola vaccine initiative as it continues to address stigma

556 days ago From christiantoday.com 

LONDON, U K - ...

Sesame Workshop and World Vision Partner to Tackle Critical Global Health Priority

591 days ago From broadwayworld.com 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ...

World Vision India launches campaign to help India's children 'survive five'

793 days ago From indiablooms 

NEW DELHI, INDIA - Kolkata / New Delhi, May 20 (IBNS): World Vision India launched their Global Week of Action campaign with the objective to spread the message of ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received this ...

Rick Campanelli On His Eye-Opening Trip To Cambodia With World Vision

819 days ago From ETCanada.com 

TORONTO, CANADA - I had the honour of travelling back to Cambodia for the third time with World Vision this past winter. Now it may seem hard to explain how you can feel ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Community Service News

Action Center

UN warns of more heatwave deaths as climate change pushes up temperatures

Action: Climate Change

Warning of a possible rise in heatwave deaths due to climate change, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (U ...

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge forever!

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Congress is considering two landmark bills to designate the heart of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a federal-pr ...

Deforestation will pump billions of tonnes of emissions into Earth's atmosphere, experts warn

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation in the Amazon region dropped by 30 per cent from 2005 to 2010, sparing trees that soak up carbon dioxide. A bi ...

Get these hormone-disrupting chemicals out of our food!

Action: Stop Pollution

No matter how careful you are about what you eat, your food could be loaded with toxic chemicals called phthalates.

Whale and winghead sharks move step closer to extinction

Action: Save Our Oceans

Whale sharks and winghead sharks have moved one step closer to extinction, after the International Union for the Conservation ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright The Charity Vault All rights reserved.