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Organizations asking for donations to help children affected by tornadoes

Posted at 4:58 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 20:20:31-04

WACO, TX — Methodist Children’s Home and CASA locations in Waco and Bryan are seeking donations to support children and families affected by the devastating storms and tornadoes that took place April 13 in Robertson County.

"More than 55 homes were destroyed by the storms,"said Vice President of Methodist Children's Home Moe Dozie. "In times of crisis such as this, we have a unique opportunity to come alongside affected families and children and offer compassion and assistance.”

Donations of new toys, gift cards and diapers can be dropped off Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, May 3 at CASA in Bryan and Methodist Children's Home locations in Waco and Bryan, according to Anjuli Renold, executive director of CASA of Brazos Valley.

Franklin United Methodist Church will then facilitate the distribution to families in the Robertson County community.

“We are so grateful to these two awesome organizations that are coming together to bring joy to some of Franklin’s most vulnerable victims of the tornado,” said Rev. Polly Standing, senior pastor of Franklin United Methodist Church. “These gifts are a light in an otherwise sorrowful and dark time. With each toy, hope is being restored.”

Methodist Children's Home Family Outreach Center
524 W. Waco Dr.
Waco, TX 76701
(M-F 8 a.m.-5 a.m.; Sat. 1-4 p.m.)

CASA of Brazos Valley
115 N. Main St.
Bryan, TX 77803
(M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Methodist Children's Home Family Outreach
4001 E. 29th St., Suite 108
Bryan, TX 77802
(M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)