Donations needed for Franklin and Robertson County Tornado Victims


Methodist Children’s Home locations in Waco and Bryan are collaborating with CASA of the Brazos Valley (Bryan) and Franklin First United Methodist Church to collect toys and diapers for families affected by the April 13 tornado in Robertson County.

According to Moe Dozier, vice president for programs at MCH, “More than 55 homes were destroyed by the storms on April 13. In times of crisis such as this, we have a unique opportunity to come alongside affected families and children and offer compassion and assistance.” Anjuli Renold, executive director of CASA of Brazos Valley, said donations of new toys, gift cards and diapers can be dropped off this week through Friday, May 3, at CASA in Bryan and MCH locations in Waco and Bryan. Franklin United Methodist Church will facilitate distribution to families in the Robertson County community. “We are so grateful to these two awesome organizations that are coming together to bring joy to some of Franklin’s most vulnerable victims of the tornado,” said Rev. Polly Standing, senior pastor of Franklin United Methodist Church. “These gifts are a light in an otherwise sorrowful and dark time. With each toy, hope is being restored.”

Donations can be made at the following locations:

In Bryan: MCH Family Outreach Center CASA of Brazos Valley

In Waco: MCH Family Outreach 524 W. Waco Dr.

115 N. Main St. 4001 E. 29th St., Suite 108 Waco, TX 76701