Texas Connects Us: Helping Hands After Deadly Tornadoes - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Tornado Outbreak, Dec. 26, 2015

Tornado Outbreak, Dec. 26, 2015

Dec. 26, 2015 Tornadoes, Two Years Later

Texas Connects Us: Helping Hands After Deadly Tornadoes



    Texas Connects Us: Helping Hands After Tornadoes

    A North Texas man is helping storm victims by cutting and removing downed trees. (Published Friday, Jan. 8, 2016)

    As Jake White watched the images of the destruction from the  tornadoes that hit North Texas the day after Christmas, he wondered how he could help.

    "My biggest fear in life is losing my home and then watching other people lose their homes," White said of the tornado victims. "I felt like I lost my own."

    His friends call White the 'Tree Surgeon' because of his skills with a chainsaw.

    This week, White and his friends put their talents to work by helping complete strangers.

    They're working around the clock, cutting and removing downed trees in Garland.

    "I haven't seen my family in three days and I live fifteen minutes from here, " he said.

    White's kindness is catching on. Other North Texans are donating chainsaws and food to keep White and his friends going.

    "Nobody needs to forget that," said White. "There are amazing people out there who are willing to give everything that they have. Texas does connect us with each other. If you don't believe it, come on out here and we'll show you."

    NBC 5/Kroger Team Up For Tornado Relief

    NBC 5 and Kroger are teaming up to get help to the victims of the deadly tornadoes that tore through North Texas on Dec. 26. Spare change will be collected in boxes at the check-out registers at every DFW-area Kroger grocery store. All of the money will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.