GRAND PRAIRIE, TX (June 3, 2015) — World Vision will deploy its 53-foot mobile warehouse tomorrow morning from its disaster supply warehouse in Grand Prairie to homes in Blanco that have been damaged or destroyed by last week’s deadly flooding in Texas.
Working in partnership with the Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery team, World Vision will provide roofing shingles, insulation, bathtubs and sinks to families rebuilding their homes and repairing flood damage.
“This is one of the overlooked areas. It didn’t receive a lot of disaster funding, but there are still many homes that need repair and rebuilding,” said Phyllis Freeman, World Vision’s World Vision’s director of domestic disaster response.
The Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery team identified 25 uninsured homes that were damaged or destroyed in the Wimberley area in and around Blanco. The supplies will arrive at the Blanco High School football stadium at 1215 4th Street in Blanco.
Available for interview:
- Phyllis Freeman, World Vision’s director for domestic disaster response
- Gilbert Young and Rafael Munoz, relief warehouse staff members (can interview in Spanish)
When: Thursday, June 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. CT
Where: World Vision Disaster Relief Warehouse, 3325 Roy Orr Blvd., Suite 300 in Grand Prairie, TX
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- Supplies include materials for cleaning up and rebuilding damaged homes
- Trucks leaving Grand Prairie warehouse Thursday morning
- Staff available for interview between 9 and 11 a.m.