Helping North Texas

By Jeff Cheney | On

We have all seen the devastating pictures and probably know someone that was affected by this weekend’s tornadoes. We know many of you want to help, but aren’t sure how. We think the best place to start is the Salvation Army Donation Site. The Dallas Cowboys will be teaming up with Channel 11 to raise money later today to donate to the Salvation Army or you can donate directly to the Salvation Army here.

In addition, the North Texas REALTORS in Action Foundation (a 501 c(3) organization created this year by the Collin County Association of REALTORS to  assist in situations such as this has requested donations to assist in the recovery. Checks should be made payable to “North Texas REALTORS® in Action Foundation” and indicate “Tornado Damage Assistance” in the memo line. Checks may be mailed or delivered to CCAR – 6821 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75024. 100% of what is donated for Tornado Damage Assistance will go to those affected.  If you know of someone who has been impacted by the tornadoes and in need of assistance, please send an e-mail to

Our office will be collecting items that we will deliver to the area on Wednesday morning. Please drop off no later than Wednesday at 9am. The Cheney Group suite is located on the Northwest corner of the KW Frisco office at 4783 Preston Road, Suite 400, Frisco 75034.

Some particular items needed are:

  • personal hygiene supplies
  • baby food/formula
  • diapers (all sizes)
  • plastic totes (mid-size)
  • boxes (small to mid-size)
  • heavy-duty trash bags
  • work gloves
  • masks
  • eye protection
  • water boots
  • gift cards to Wal- Mart or Target
  • blankets
  • flashlights
  • batteries
  • socks
  • water

Also we know many of you are wondering about all of the displaced pets. Please, if you have found a lost pet take him or her directly to the city animal shelter. Many of these families have lost their electronics and will not see facebook for days and they are saying the best place is to take them to the shelters because people are coming to the shelters looking for their pets.

Many of the animal shelters need donations of Crates, Blankets and Food for pets. Here is a list of the area shelters helping these pets. You can also drop off items at our office collection site that we will deliver on Wednesday. The Cheney Group suite is located on the Northwest corner of the KW Frisco office at 4783 Preston Road, Suite 400, Frisco 75034.

Rowlett Animal Shelter

Garland Animal Shelter

Collin County Animal Shelter

Red Oak Animal Shelter

Once we know more we will post. Please take care of one another and lets help our neighbors.