How to help North Texas tornado victims: Resources and support

Volunteers deliver food and supplies to the Valley View Community Center to help victims of Saturday's storms.

As people begin to pick up the debris from Saturday night's deadly tornado that killed seven people and injured dozens more, several sources of assistance are available to those directly affected.

There are also numerous options for people who want to help the victims, whether financially, through donations or volunteering.

Red Cross emergency shelter

The American Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter for tornado victims at the First Baptist Church. There they will find snacks, water, assistance with disaster relief and a place to sleep. Pets are allowed. The shelter will be open 24 hours a day until it is no longer needed.

First Baptist Church Community Center
503 North Lee Street
Valley View, Texas (State)

Valley View Feeding Center

Cooke County authorities have set up a food pantry at Valley View Methodist Church to provide food and water to first responders and those affected by the storm.

Valley View Methodist Church
201 Church Street
Valley View, Texas (State)

Help from the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of North Texas has set up a mobile unit to deliver food and water to the marina at Lake Ray Roberts and is also accepting monetary donations.

Lake Ray Roberts Marina
1399 Marina Circle
Sanger, Texas

Grace Bridge Donation Center

Collin County Judge Chris Hill says people in urgent need of supplies and resources can get help from Grace Bridge, a nonprofit that serves Celina residents. They are also accepting donations.

Grace Bridge
402 South Oklahoma Drive
Celina, Texas

Report damage

Individuals who have suffered damage are urged to report it on the Texas Department of Emergency Management website so that FEMA can determine who is eligible for federal assistance. Individuals are also asked to contact their insurance company immediately to begin the claims process.


Mental health resources

Disaster emergency number: 1-800-985-5990

Cooke County LOSS Team: 972-654-5677

How you can help the victims

United Way Denton County Relief Fund

Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund

Valley View Donation Center

The Valley View Community Center, located at 101 South Lee Street, is currently accepting water, Gatorade, nonperishable food, large black garbage bags, and personal care items. They also have an urgent need for baby formula and other baby items. They are also looking for people who would like to volunteer at the community center.

Pilot Point City Hall Donation Center

People in the Pilot Point area can drop off donations of water, nonperishable food items, personal care products and gloves at City Hall. Volunteers are also needed for cleanup efforts.

Donations from the city of Krum

The town of Krum has set up a donation drop-off point to help their neighbors in Valley View. They say they have plenty of food and Gatorade. They are asking for work gloves, trash cans, plastic containers, sturdy boxes, cleaning supplies, toiletries, Styrofoam coolers, towels, socks, nitrile gloves, tarps, batteries, flashlights, matches and lighters.

FOX 4 will update this page as more resources become available. If your organization is providing assistance and would like to be included on the list, please email us at [email protected] with your details.