North Texas Harvey Heroes

North Texas Harvey Heroes

The rivalry between Houston and Dallas is always fun, but when disaster strikes, we’re all Texans and we all pull together. No sooner had Jim Cantore taken cover than our North Texas community started south with supplies and much needed helping hands. Though we couldn’t personally thank everyone around for their help, here are some wonderful people that went above and beyond the call of duty to help our friends in the southeast.

  • Lake Dallas Police Officer Sara Deville was deployed (136th Military Police Battalion – Texas Army National Guard ) to assist with search and rescue efforts.
  • Dr. Matt Artho, owner and practicing dentist at Country Lakes Dental in Argyle, was deployed by the National Guard to help in the effort to rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey. Luckily for us, his activation ended early and he was back to taking care of our community on September 12.
  • The Palm Tree Boutique, J.T. Clothiers and several other downtown Denton businesses donated their sales on August 31 to Global Giving Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and the SPCA of Texas.
  • City of Corinth Animal Control Officer Josh Alvarez and his family made a trip to Victoria Texas dropping off supplies to the Victoria Police Department. They took water, canned goods, non-perishable food items and more immediately following the hurricane.
  • Paula’s Canine Academy took in dogs in need from displaced owners due to the flooding. They also took in pets for volunteers who were traveling to Houston to help with the hurricane recovery effort free of charge.
  • Donnie Finchum with RPM Construction headed straight to Port Arthur with his boat helping to rescue those stranded by Hurricane Harvey.   On the first trip down they were able to rescue of 20 people, 4 dogs and 1 cat.  The second trip was a supply trip with 13,000 pounds of bottled water, 6 cases of formula, 4 cases of depends, 18 cases of diapers, 2 cases of wipes, two giant bags full of brand new socks and underwear, a lot of snacks and food, pre-made hygiene kits, hygiene supplies, tarps and towels.
  • Flower Mound’s ambulance bus (AMBUS), along with seven firefighter/paramedics were originally deployed to South Texas on a State Mission Assignment for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. FMFD then sent additional staff assigned to Texas Task Force 2 and Emergency Management Support Teams for search and rescue missions. Additional firefighters were sent not only from FMFD but Lake Cities Fire Department, Southlake and The Colony.
  • Cadillac Art & Frame in Little Elm set the store up to take donations for evacuees coming to Dallas from Houston.
  • Pure Synergy Wellness Studio accepted donations and promptly delivered the first truck full of donations to the people of Rockport.

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