Southern Denton County helps with East Texas tornado recovery

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Jared Miller holds a tree branch in place as his wife, Amanda, cuts it away with a chainsaw outside a stranger’s home along Highway 64 in Canton on Sunday, April 30. The couple, along with two children, traveled from Lewisville to lend their hand with relief efforts in the rural East Texas communities after Saturday’s severe storms, which saw six tornadoes touchdown and four deaths. (Photo by Brian Maschino)

Area residents headed to East Texas to assist loved ones and strangers after the deadly tornado outbreak on Saturday.

You can help by dropping off Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, or Visa gift cards at Flower Mound Town Hall on Tuesday.

A Relief Fund/Donation account has been established by Van Zandt County to assist victims of the tornadoes. Those wishing to assist monetarily can make donations to the following account: First State Bank of Ben Wheeler, 17588 St Hwy 19 S.
Canton, TX 75103. Name of Account: Van Zandt County Tornado Relief Fund. Account Number: 4413270


Lewisville residents Jared and Amanda Miller hack away at a downed tree along Highway 64 in Canton on Sunday, April 30. Van Zandt and Henderson counties, along with neighboring rural communities, made national headlines after severe storms ripped through the area, killing four and damaging an estimated 5,000 homes due to tornado activity.
(Photo by Brian Maschino)
People bring food and supplies to communities via the the American Red Cross, which is stationed at the Canton First United Methodist Church. (Photo by Brian Maschino)
Just hours after the “The Rustic Barn” was destroyed, the area high school was to hold their prom. (Photo by Brian Maschino)

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