The City of Rowlett, Texas, continues their efforts to raise money for those affected by the EF-4 tornado that impacted the area on December 26th, 2015. Rowlett Strong, the non-profit organization involved, has earned a Gold Participant status from the GuideStar non-profit organization. GuideStar is one of the world’s largest source of non-profit information.
Rowlett Strong raised 20% of its funds from the Rebuild Rowlett initiative to help those who lost their houses by the tornado. Donations are still sought as victims of the tornado continue to deal with insurance companies, as some still struggle to rebuild.
With continuing efforts to raise funds, the organization has launched the The 12 Days of Rowlett Christmas. Similar efforts were made last year, as Christmas gift donations were being accepted for children who were left with nothing after the tornadic weather event. The City of Rowlett is still rebuilding, and has seen an increase in new housing developments across the area.
The Rowlett Strong organization has also announced the date for their second annual gala for appreciation of the first responders. It is tentatively scheduled for September 22nd, 2018. The first annual gala was held on July 15th, 2017, in Garland, Texas.