Our Dallas neighbors need help in wake of tornado

Our Dallas neighbors need help in wake of tornado

This week’s tornado destroyed three campuses in the Dallas Independent School District: Thomas Jefferson High School, Cary Middle School, and Walnut Hill Elementary

Now DISD officials say they’ve been overwhelmed by those seeking to help and have set up a tornado relief fund through the Dallas Education Foundation, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The newspaper reported that “school supplies and gift cards, preferably in $25-30 increments, are also being sought. Gift cards can be mailed to 9400 N. Central Expressway, Box 21, Dallas, TX, 75231. DISD is accepting small boxes of new school supplies at the following locations weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

— Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, 1700 E. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX, 75241

— Turney W. Leonard Training Center, 5151 Samuel Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75222

— One Center at Linus Wright Administration Building, 9400 N. Central Expressway, first floor, Dallas, TX, 75231.

“Those wanting to volunteer must register online at https://dallasisd.voly.org and can contact the district’s partnership and volunteer services at volunteer@dallasisd.org for opportunities and times.”