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Donations: Jacksboro, TX volunteers helping tornado victims

Volunteers collect clothes, food, water and other household items for men, women and children. They took inventory of each item for easy distribution.

JACKSBORO, Texas – Tornado victims in Jacksboro are getting the help they need.

Volunteers collect clothes, food, water and other household items for men, women and children. They took inventory of each item for easy distribution.

Some of the volunteers, like Kalista Dunlap, are just teenagers.

“I’m currently in high school at Jacksboro High School,” Dunlap said. “I’ve been here since yesterday, helping, trying to bring things to people. I was making phone calls, trying to force people to bring more.”

Donations are needed as tornado victims begin to recover. Some families have already moved the wreckage and damaged items to the curb, installed windows and damaged cars.

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Charity Martin, the donor volunteer coordinator, never expected that big answer. He first called on the volunteers and made a list of names. Then donations began to fall and did not stop.

“We have bedding, shoes, toys and car seats,” Martin said.

Martin shared how the crisis taught him how much people loved Jacksboro and how much people cared about their neighbors, even strangers.

Martin also talked about how the surrounding communities outside of Jacksboro have taken steps to donate.

Donations include lots of toiletries and an incredible amount of children’s items.

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Dee Henderson and her granddaughter donated.

“We gave accessories for the girls and what else, we gave a few bibles, shoes, lots of shoes,” Henderson said.

“I am very sorry for their loss,” Dunlap said. “If I could do more to help them, I would.”

People who need items or want to donate can call the Jacksboro tornado donation hotline at 940-567-2259 for more information.

Donations: Jacksboro, TX volunteers helping tornado victims

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