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North Texas 2015 Christmas Tornadoes

2015 Christmas Tornadoes

The North Texas Conference is assessing the damage from the December 26, 2015, tornadoes and storms. As we learn more, updates will be posted here and on the North Texas Conference Facebook Page

Please pray for those who have lost loved ones, those who have had businesses and homes destroyed or damaged, and those who are responding.

For Survivors

For assistance with your unmet needs, please contact our Recovery Office. Meetings will be arranged by appointment only.

Contact Person:
Macy Crone, Case Management Supervisor
NTC Recovery Office

First UMC of Rowlett
4405 Main Street
Rowlett, TX 75088

Monday through Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

For Volunteers

At this time, there is not a program set up to utilize volunteer labor with rebuilding efforts. Other volunteer opportunities may be available on www.voly.org

For Churches

If you have any questions about survivor assistance, please contact Rev. Marji Hill at 972-526-5000 x220.


For updates and information on how to donate including church and individual donations, please click here.

Those wishing to send checks for tornado relief should make them out to the North Texas Conference and mail them to:

P.O. Box 866128
Plano, TX 75086

The note on the check should read "North Texas Conference Disaster Relief."

Donate Online to The North Texas Disaster Relief Fund

ERT Training

Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. ERTs are not a first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams.

February 6, 2016

UMCOR Early Response Training Basic and Recertification


February 20, 2016

UMCOR Early Response Training Basic and Recertification


Latest News on 2015 Christmas Storms

  • Update on Tornado Response: February 1, 2016
  • Connections Band presents Hearts for North Texas: February 12, 2016
  • Methodists Caught in Tornadoes Tell of Horror, Survival
  • ERT trainees at January 2, 2016 class talk about responding to disaster
  • God and Tornadoes by Rev. Jan Davis: January 3, 2016
  • January 5, 2016: Central Texas Conference ERTs Lead Ellis County Tornado Response
  • Tornado Relief Items needed at FUMC Rowlett as of January 3, 2016
  • ERT training scheduled for January 9, February 6 and February 20, 2016
  • Collin County Tornado Update: January 5, 2016
  • Disaster Resource Center to Remain Open Until January 10, 2016, to Aid Tornado Victims
  • Christmas Tornado Update: January 4, 2016
  • Cornerstone UMC offers free child care for families affected by December 26, 2015 Tornadoes
  • NTC Offers Cleanup Assistance for Rowlett, Garland Tornado Victims: December 30, 2015
  • Christmas Tornado Update: December 30, 2015
  • December 27, 2015 mid-day update provide by Rowlett City Manager Brian Funderburk
  • 2015 Christmas Tornado Relief Information
  • Donations to assist survivors of the December 26, 2015 Tornadoes
  • Shelter Locations for those impacted by the December 26, 2015 Storms
  • Update on December 26, 2015 Storms

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