When Winter Storm Uri slammed into the State of Texas, CISDR sprang into action. As our Site Coordinators reach out to students and families, we have compiled a list of resources for those in need. Thank you to all of our generous donors and hard-working community partners who are helping our students and families get through this unprecedented storm and its aftermath. We are all in this together!

Disaster Relief Resources

Better Business Bureau (BBB)
https://www.bbb.org/central-texas/disaster-relief/

Texas Health and Human Services
https://hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/disaster-assistance

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/disaster-resources/

How to Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance For Texas Winter Storm Damage
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/texas-news/how-to-apply-for-fema-disaster-assistance-for-texas-winter-storm-damage/2558758/

Community Resources

Grief and Loss Center
https://mygriefandloss.org/kids

One Heart McKinney
https://www.oneheartmckinney.com/food

City of McKinney Info (including FEMA application and legal info):
https://www.mckinneytexas.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3586

Mark Hundley at Hundley Counseling (Mark has a specialty in grief):
https://hundleycounseling.com/

Texas Rent Relief
https://texasrentrelief.com

Streetside Showers
https://streetsideshowers.com/shower-locations

Food Resources

SNAP clients may apply for replacement food benefits. Anyone with SNAP Food Stamp benefits whose food was destroyed due to power loss can complete a form and mail/fax it to HHSC for potential reimbursement of SNAP benefits to replace their food lost.

To find local resources such as food or shelter, please call 2-1-1 and select option 1

Call or email the North Texas Food Bank Help Center for answers to SNAP questions and to apply for SNAP and other benefits. Email snap@ntfb.org or call 214-269-0906.

City of Dallas Bulk Water Pick Up Program

Starting Monday, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Dallas residents can come to any of the Park and Recreation warming stations to fill water containers, up to 15 gallons per visits. No ID is required. Residents are asked to bring their own containers. For those without containers, a limited number of 5-gallon containers will be available. For a list of those warming centers, as well as more information on the city’s efforts and available resources, please visit this link.             

https://dallascityhall.com/departments/public-affairs-outreach/Pages/winterweatherfeb21.aspx