Rowlett Strong presents First Response Appreciation Gala
Rowlett Strong was formed to continue fundraising for those affected by the 12/26/15 tornado that ravaged Rowlett and North Texas. The group has raised over $50,000 through several events to help those displaced by the tornado get back in their homes where they belong.
Rowlett Strong’s inaugural First Response Appreciation Gala will feature representatives from about 35 police and fire departments, plus numerous volunteer organizations that responded in the immediate aftermath of the tornado. The event will recognize and honor each organization, and a plaque made from “tornado wood” will be presented to each PD and FD, along with certificates of appreciation to all who helped.
This event is the first step in creating a foundation which will provide grants to families of department members that find themselves in need due to family hardships, injury or death.