On Thursday Cowboys players Darren McFadden, Jamiell Showers and Tyler Clutts lent a hand with The Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief team in Garland, Texas. Driving in trucks and ATVs, the guys personally delivered meals and smiles in the now devastated neighborhoods destructed by tornadoes that killed 11 people in Dallas and Collin Counties on Dec. 26.
The tornado destruction in Garland, Texas, captured by Cowboys rookie quarterback Jamiell Showers.
Across town, head coach Jason Garrett, his wife Brill, Candice Romo, Tiffany Clutts and Chelsea Springfield volunteered at the local Granger Rec Center, where impacted residents may receive meals and other supplies. Nearly two weeks after the storms that saw EF-4 and EF-3 tornadoes, The Salvation Army continues to serve hundreds of area folks who are without homes or without power.
In addition to boots on the ground, the Cowboys supported The Salvation Army’s efforts through a phone drive with partners CBS 11 and Albertsons. Former Cowboys Charles Haley, Rocket Ismail and Dixon Edwards, along with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Albertsons volunteers, took donations by phone during the station’s Dec. 28 evening broadcast, helping raise over $60,000 in just two and a half hours.
When disaster strikes, The Salvation Army is often the first on the scene to provide food, shelter and supplies, as well as spiritual comfort. To help The Salvation Army help places like Garland and Rowlett, Texas on their roads to recovery, click here. Or text “STORM” to 51555.