We've got an urgent situation in Dallas. @NotMySonDFW has put up approximately 600 families across 6 hotels but have run into a cash squeeze. Their @CashApp account is restricted and families may be kicked out of the hotel if they cannot pay down the money today. (1/)
The stories I've heard about what has happened to these families are horrific.

If anyone can bring CASH, that would be helpful. Drop off location La Quinta 13175 N Central Expressway.

For those out of town, please consider donating via Venmo


OR to Tramonica Brown's CashApp.


85 out of 89 of the rooms at one La Quinta inn are occupied by families helped by @NotMySonDFW.

This is an urgent situation.

Big shouts out to @hosanna4dallas who was helping out at La Quinta last night.

I'm here now at the La Quinta in North Dallas. Lots of families here in the lobby. The anger is palpable.

I've heard tragic stories. One mother of five who has been on unemployment faced massive damages to her home. If she gets kicked out of the hotel, she doesn't know where they'll go.

Yesterday she applied for FEMA disaster assistance. Today she found out she was denied.

Another mother of three spent much of last year moving between shelters with her children. She had only recently been able to move into an apartment. Her pipes froze and they lost a lot of their property. Now she does not know where they will go.

One elderly woman who relies on insulin and had to evacuate her apartment due to burst pipes was told by @AARP that she would have to pay for a hotel stay out of her own pocket. She's on fixed income and couldn't afford it.

Now I'm at a Ramada off Regal Row where @NotMySonDFW is working to ensure that families will be able to continue to stay.

If you cannot donate any other way, go to NOTMYSONDALLAS.COM and you can donate via PayPal.

Volunteers are also needed. We Take The Streets showed up in force.


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