A Town in Need-Please help

Last night East Texas was rocked pretty hard!  As we drove home from church last night, we saw lightning in the sky that took our breath away!  I can’t recall the last time I saw that kind of lightning.7731751_G

The small community of Van, which isn’t far from us, was hit by a E-F3 Tornado.  The destruction is hard to put into words; two people killed and dozens hospitalized.   Our family was driving through this town the night before and now to see the aftermath of this storm, it doesn’t even look like the same place!

Many are stepping up and doing what they can to assist.  My husband’s work, Direct Rehab Med in Tyler, has volunteered to be one of the locations where people can drop off food, water, and clothing  (there is also a list of other items that are needed below).7731764_G

If you are interested in helping out and just need that contact person to help give what you can, you can contact me or drop your donation off at Direct Rehab Med or any of the places listed  in the information below.7732336_G


  • Response to Tornado assistance.

    The city of Van was devastated yesterday evening from a tornado.
    City officials and police are not allowing people to come in and help at the moment. They are only allowing first responders, police & emergency personnel in for search and rescue. Our rescue is on standby and will be working with the City of Lindale once we receive the call to come in and assist with needs in the community for their animals. They will be needing basic supplies such as:
    Cat food
    Dog food
    Cat Litter
    Bowls, all sizes
    Leashes
    Collars
    Kennels, all sizes
    Crates, all sizes
    Towels
    Blankets
    Puppy pads
    Baby wipes
    Paper towels
    Trash bags
    Outdoor kennels
    Tarps
    Zip ties
    Bungee cords
    Water

    Drop off locations in Lindale are:

    Dr Cannon & Dr Koten’s Vet Clinic
    12677 County Road 472
    Lindale, TX 75771

    Lindale Candy Company
    113 W Hubbard St
    Lindale, TX 75771

    Lindale Vet Clinic
    16366 FM 16 W
    Lindale, TX 75771

    Drop off in Tyler are:
    Ripe
    12239 HWY 64 WEST
    Tyler, Tx

    Med Team Home Health
    131 S. Beckham
    Tyler, Texas

    Direct RehabMed
    3110 Park Center Drive.
    Tyler, Texas 75701
    Located behind Allen Samuels Dodge.

    We will be taking donations to Van and distributing them as requested by officials. Please drop off supplies today and tomorrow for our first run over there.
    Also will be needing temporary fosters for families that have pets and are displaced from the storms.

    Thank
    You!!

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