(photo courtesy San Angelo Live-John Basquez)
On May 18, 2019 early morning storms with high winds and tornadoes hit San Angelo and surrounding areas resulting in widespread damage of an estimated 100 homes. On Saturday, local county and city officials declared the devastating damage a disaster and within a few hours, many volunteers and organizations such as the American Red Cross, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) as well as Texas Baptist Men Committed were in neighborhoods helping to provide immediate emergency needs to the residents of the Bradford area including the establishment of a temporary shelter at the First United Methodist Church. Other organizations such as the Salvation Army and local churches also provided a helping hand to support those affected by the disaster. Supporting any of these response efforts of local organizations directly can help meet the immediate emergency needs of those in our community that were affected by Saturday’s storm.
San Angelo Disaster Relief Fund: Extended Recovery Assistance
The San Angelo Area Foundation has established the San Angelo Disaster Relief Fund to accept monetary donations allowing neighbors from across the community to help support the extended recovery assistance needed for these residents. The Foundation will work closely with local responder organizations to provide assistance in the extended recovery effort to help those residents most impacted by the tornado, including our neighbors in Ballinger and Dove Creek, which were also hit by this storm.
How to Donate:
Click here to donate online, using a debit card, credit card, or an on-line check. The Foundation will cover all processing fees, so 100% of donations will be distributed to assist victims with extended recover relief.
If you prefer to contribute by mailing a check, simply make the check payable to the San Angelo Area Foundation with San Angelo Disaster Relief in the memo and mail the check to our office at 221 S. Irving San Angelo, TX 76903
(Donations cannot be earmarked for a specific household, in order to comply which charitable Grantmaking requirements)
How to apply for extended response assistance:
The San Angelo Area Foundation will be working directly with the American Red Cross and other first responder organizations to gather information needed in assessment of damage and help determine appropriate distributions.
- Residents need to speak with the American Red Cross and complete a damage assessment of the home. American Red Cross 1 (800) RED-CROSS (800-733-2767)
- Residents seeking consideration for assistance from the San Angelo Area Foundation will also need to complete the San Angelo Disaster Fund intake form online, or print a copy and return to the Foundation office at 221 S. Irving St. San Angelo, TX 76903. Persons needing assistance completing the form may come by the Foundation’s office during business hours.