For those impacted by the tornadoes and unable to burn VEGETATION AND WOOD waste types on their own homestead, Lamar County Emergency Management announced a brush burning site will be opened in Powderly.
The brush burning site will be located at 5260 US 271 N. in Powderly from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for more information on the site, call 903-495-8722.
For those who want to help, the official Volunteer Resource Center is located at the old Shell Station Truck Stop, 2805 N. Main Street in Paris, Monday-Friday, 8a-5p.
At this time they DO NOT need additional material items such as clothing, blankets, food, etc. Financial assistance for our victims is the primary need. A Tornado Response Fund has been opened by the United Way of Lamar County to help families who were affected by the tornado. If you would like to donate to this fund please do so online at www.Lamarcountyuw.org or by mailing a donation to United Way of Lamar County, P.O. Box 1, Paris, Texas, 75461. Please add “tornado fund” to the memo on your check.
If you have clothing or non-perishable food already collected for donation, it is being received at CitySquare Paris, 2515 Bonham St. in Paris, Monday-Friday, 9a-6p. PLEASE do not start collection efforts for those items if you haven’t already.
Recyclers Depot, 7090 Lamar Road in Reno is accepting aluminum, steel, machinery, automobiles, batteries and brass. To contact Recyclers Depot, call 903-609-1920.
Scrap metals can also be taken to Paris Iron and Metal. For information from Paris Iron and Metal, call 903-784-4090.
“Please no propane or butane tanks, barbed wire or thick cables. Vegetation and wood waste types should be burned.”
Other household debris should be taken to local dump through your local solid waste contractor.
For non-emergency assistance, call 903-495-8722 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. To DONATE to the disaster relief, visit lamarcountyuw.org.