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Here's how to help fellow North Texans still struggling from winter storm aftermath

Local nonprofits and organizations in North Texas are asking for help to provide for the less fortunate.

DALLAS — Updated Tuesday with additional ways to give. 

Residents across North Texas are still recovering from winter storms that hit the state last week. The extreme cold weather left millions without clean drinking water, electricity, and damage from burst pipes. 

If you are someone who is able to help others, here are some organizations that are asking for assistance: 

Austin Street Center

Austin Street Center is a shelter serving people experiencing homelessness.

The organization is collecting donations for their clients who are in need of warm clothing, including sweatpants, hoodies, and long sleeve shirts for men and women, sizes L-4X. Clients are also in need of thick gloves, boots (all sizes), and coats in sizes 3XL and up. 

Donations can be dropped off Sunday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2929 Hickory Street.

People can also make monetary donations by clicking here.

Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake

Buckner International has opened a warming center at its facility in Bachman Lake located at 3100 Lombardy Lane in Dallas. 

The nonprofit is currently in need of monetary donations to purchase food, blankets, water and other supplies for guests. People can make a donation to the organization by clicking here.

Chase Oaks Church

Chase Oaks Church in Collin County is looking for assistance to donate firewood, water and other essentials. It is also looking for help to deliver supplies to those in need and help from HVAC and plumbing assistance. Go here if you would like to help.

City of Dallas mobile warming stations

The City of Dallas has deployed charter buses to some of the hardest-hit areas in Dallas to serve as mobile warming stations. 

If there is a critical need in your area, let them know. Residents can call 214-316-9480 or email CouncilOffice@dallasacityhall.com to receive services. Spanish bilingual staff is monitoring calls and email requests.



Dallasites101 has also created a list of organizations looking who are asking for donations and volunteers. Click on the post below for a full list of ways you can help. 

Family Place

The Family Place is asking for donations after a pipe burst Wednesday, forcing them to move more than 100 people to a safe, off-site location. Click here to donate.

Genesis Women's Shelter & Support 

Genesis Women's Shelter & Support provides safety, shelter, and support for women who have experienced domestic violence.

The shelter is in need of blankets, warm clothing items, flashlights, batteries, and meals. They're also hoping to raise enough money to purchase two commercial automatic generators. Anyone able to help is asked to make a donation online

The shelter is located at 4411 Lemmon Ave #201 in Dallas and can be reached at 214-389-7700.

Jubilee Park and Community Center

The Jubilee Park and Community Center in southeast Dallas is in need of blankets, non-perishable food items, and monetary donations to purchase items for neighbors. 

People can make donations by clicking here

Literacy Achieves

Literacy Achieves, formerly known as the Vickery Meadow Learning Center, has opened a warming center at 6329 Ridgecrest Road in Dallas. 

The organization is currently in need of monetary donations to purchase food, blankets, water, and supplies. People can make donations by clicking here.


OurCalling, a faith-based organization serving people experiencing homelessness in Dallas. The organization is currently in need of volunteers to help at the warming center established at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. To learn more, click here.

The organization is also in need of more blankets, clothes and pillows. People can make a donation and learn about other ways to give, by click here

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Tarrant Area Food Bank  

Tarrant Area Food Bank will be holding four distribution events in response to this week’s winter storms. 

All four events are open to anyone who may need help during this time. Volunteers are needed for the Herman Clark Stadium events to help with registration, traffic control, and food distribution. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up here. 

Below is a list of the events: 

Thursday, Feb. 18: Emergency Food Box Distribution from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at TAFB’s Distribution Center, 2600 Cullen St. in Fort Worth. SNAP assistance will be available on-site to help answer questions about the application process and help to complete applications.

Friday, Feb. 19: TAFB’s Weekly Mega Mobile Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Herman Clark Stadium at 5201 CA Roberson Blvd in Fort Worth. Volunteers are needed for this event.

Saturday, Feb. 20: Special Distribution Event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Herman Clark Stadium. Volunteers are needed for this event.

Monday, Feb. 22: Special Distribution Event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Herman Clark Stadium. Volunteers are needed for this event.

The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center

The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center in Dallas has a list of winter weather needs for their clients on their Amazon wish list. People can purchase items on the list and have it shipped straight to the Center. 

View the list by clicking here.

The Family Place

A pipe burst at the Family Place's emergency shelter on Tuesday and it forced them to move 52 women and 71 children to a new, offsite location. 

People can help support the housing efforts and repairs by donating here.

The PepsiCo Foundation

PepsiCo and The PepsiCo Foundation have donated grants to organizations throughout North Texas. The community is still encouraged to donate to the following places: 

PepsiCo donated a  $25,000 grant to CitySquare, which is the largest non-profit provider of affordable housing in Dallas. Click here to learn more about CitySquare or to make a donation. 

PepsiCo donated a $25,000 grant to For Oak Cliff, which is a south Dallas organization supporting the Oak Cliff community. Click here to donate or receive additional information about For Oak Cliff. 

The PepsiCo Foundation donated a $200,000 grant to The Salvation Army to provide more than 190,000 meals to families affected by the storm. Click here to donate or receive additional information about The Salvation Army. 

The American Red Cross

The Wells Fargo Foundation said it will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross for communities impacted by the winter storms. Wells Fargo said customers are able to make donations to the American Red Cross through online banking and using the app Zelle. 

Wells Fargo said it is also supporting employees through the WE Care Fund, which is a program that provides financial grants to employees to cover unforeseen expenses.  

The Salvation Army of North Texas

The Salvation Army of North Texas is accepting donations to help gather supplies for warming shelters across the region. To make a donation, click here.

United to Learn

United to Learn is collecting donations to help purchase food, blankets, coats, and more for students and families in the Dallas Independent School District who have been impacted by the winter storm. 

People can support their efforts with donations by clicking here.

United Way of Tarrant County

The United Way of Tarrant County is asking for donations to its Emergency Relief Fund to provide immediate assistance for those affected by the events of the past week. 

This fund helps cover costs like food, utility bills, rent, hotels and housing solutions, house repairs and more.

Donations can be made online

Consider donating blood

Besides monetary and clothing donations, North Texans can also help their neighbors by donating blood. 

Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is asking individuals who can safely travel to donate blood beginning Thursday, Feb. 18. Visit their website by clicking here to find a blood donation center that's nearest to you. 

Officials with Carter BloodCare said they've already been struggling to meet the demand for blood due to the pandemic and the winter storm has now amplified an "already insufficient supply." 

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