North Texans who may be affected by winter storms get much-needed help at Saturday’s drive-thru event at Mountain View College in Dallas.
NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 partnered with the Chris Howell Foundation and Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia for the event.
“We feel it will be of great help to the family,” said Chris Howell, co-founder and CEO of the foundation. “This is our fourth winter storm relief effort since it happened, and families have been arriving in droves.”
No registration was required for the trip, which ended up serving 2,400 families and distributing 96,000 pounds of food and 4,800 boxes of water. Nothing was rejected.
Donald Driver, a former Green Bay Packers broadcaster, helped and added 63,000 bottles of water to distribute.
“We want to be able to have an influence in my hometown. I was born and raised here in Texas. So we wanted to make a complete impact, “said Driver.” If we can do it through different people’s causes, like the Chris Howell foundation, then we’ve done our part. “
Garcia spoke of needs throughout North Texas
“The fact that we are more than a year into this pandemic, and we are weeks after the storm – the two factors together, must create a greater need, in my opinion,” he said.
Howell said there was a great need for events like this. The previous hurricane relief drivers served about 1,200 people each.
Howell said the winter relief trip will continue through the end of the month, and will be conducted in Tarrant County next week.