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.

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.

Ashli Wolf organized a huge donation drive for Liberty Christian School. The lobby was FULL (and if you’ve ever been in the lobby you know how big it is) and Ashli herself, armed with gas cans, drove a delivery truck to Houston with the first delivery. They plan to continue their drive for several weeks as the victims will need help for many months to come.

State Farm’s Jim Bridges and Mission Moms of Lantana collected cleaning supplies which Jim drove to Houston & delivered to several churches to all serve their congregations and greater communities.

Sparky Pearson (Kimzeys, Fuzzys and Earl’s 377) and his son, Will (Liberty Christian) took their own boat down and rescued people stranded in their homes.

Lake Dallas Police Officer Sara Deville was deployed (136th Military Police Battalion – Texas Army National Guard ) to assist with search and rescue efforts.

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.

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.

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. 

Pure Synergy Wellness Studio accepted donations and promptly delivered the first truck full of donations to the people of Rockport.

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.


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