Saturday, September 10, 2011

Donate to those affected by the Wildfires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2011
Anette Soto


Fort Worth, Texas -- September 8, 2011 -- The HWNT will join with other organizations in the Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex -- on September 11, 2011 in hosting the DFW Texas Wildfire Donation Drive in honor of all the residents affected by the wildfires in Central Texas.

HWNT is soliciting the assistance of DFW businesses and organizations to conduct a donation drive on Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 9am to 4pm at the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center parking lot, with the Smithville Distribution Center as a recipient of donation goods. The distribution center indicated that they do not need clothing at this time.  Rather, they are in need of 1) WATER as they currently under a boil advisory, 2) gift cards for Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Walgreens, etc., 3) school supplies & backpacks, and 4) pet kennels & supplies.  Persons, businesses, and organizations interested in participating in the donation drive should call Anette Soto at817-205-1159.

“We need to let the families that have lost their homes caused by the Texas wildfires, know that the DFW cares, and we are here to help.” said Anette Soto of the HWNT organization, “It’s all about Texans helping Texans.”

Texas wildfires have destroyed over 1,000 homes caused by drought conditions and high winds. The damages have cost the state’s agricultural industry over $5 billion in damages

What’s Up Cindy B Radio Show host Cindy B, and DJ Vteq will be on site to help promote the event. Organizations and businesses that have already agreed to partner with HWNT include: The T- Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Artes de La Rosa, Las Comadres Para Las Americas, Professionals Supporting the Arts, Latino Young Profressionals (LYP) of Fort Worth, Mark Gonzales Farmers Insurance Agent, A&B Movers, Computers A&N, and the list continues to grow.

About the HWNT:
We are the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas, founded in Austin in 1986.  We have two chapters here in DFW- Dallas and Fort Worth.  Our mission is to promote the participation of Hispanic women in public, corporate and civic arenas. HWNT seeks to advance the educational, cultural, social, legal and economic well- being of all women through a broader awareness of their role in society, business and family.  Each of our DFW Chapters are strongly committed to mentoring high school young ladies as they prepare for college.
We are helping organize the DFW Texas Wildfire Donation Drive as a way to show our fellow Texans that have been devastated by the wildfires that we care.  Our organization is like a family and even has several generation of mothers and daughters that have grown up contributing to HWNT.  As mothers and daughters our hearts go out to those families in Bastrop and Central Texas so we're very driven to help in any way we can.  The list of organizations wanting to partner with us keeps growing, further exemplifying the how great the citizens of DFW truly are!

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