Round Rock Cares has been activated to raise funds for those affected by the Monday, March 21 tornado in Round Rock.
Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan and Greater Round Rock Community Foundation President Nyle Maxwell announced the initiative Friday, March 25 to help Round Rock citizens directly impacted by the severe weather event. Over $260,000 has already been committed by the Nelson Family Life Foundation, Dell Technologies, Greater Round Rock Community Foundation, Town of Round Rock, Round Rock Chamber, Emerson, Jay Latham Family, Nyle Maxwell Family and Jim Boles family. .
“Many of our families and businesses face a long and difficult road,” Mayor Morgan said. “In the days following the tornado, I have seen how our community has come together and helped each other, and the main concern of affected residents I have spoken with is how they will be impacted financially. This fund is intended to help those affected by the storm get back on their feet faster and give them some peace of mind so they can begin to rebuild their lives.
Round Rock Cares is a charitable fund, managed by the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation. Your donation will go directly to those in need and is 100% tax deductible. Those wishing to contribute to the fund can do so at rrcommunityfoundation.org.
“The sense of community is not just about belonging, but coming together to make things happen,” Maxwell said. “Our community leaders are stepping up their very generous giving, but it’s not enough. We have seen our residents step in and support their neighbors during the pandemic, and now we are asking our community to help us provide assistance to those in need.
An application for tornado survivors to apply for financial assistance will be available in the coming days. The fund’s founders intend to distribute the resources to tornado survivors as quickly as applications can be received and reviewed.
For more information about Round Rock Cares, visit rrcommunityfoundation.org.