Eastland Wildfire Complex Disaster Assistance Information
A disaster assistance center has been established at the Siebert Elementary Dome (100 Little Maverick Trail, Eastland) for impacted residents to receive assistance in reporting damages through iSTAT, register for cleanup assistance and meet with non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross, United Rescue Alliance, and the Cornerstone Community Action Agency. Organizations, services, and assistance on site subject to change.
United Rescue Alliance, in partnership with the Big Country VOAD, TDEM, and the Community Foundation of Abilene, is currently in Eastland offering support to survivors and agencies. United Rescue Alliance is a disaster relief agency headquartered in Abilene with a focus on preparedness, response, and long-term transformative recovery efforts. United Rescue Alliance has crews in the Eastland area assessing community needs and offering financial assistance to households seeking basic needs.
To be considered for financial assistance, please contact United Rescue Alliance 817-721-7558 for information regarding the application process or visit the Siebert Elementary Dome - Disaster Assistance Center.
Casework will begin with the American Red Cross, Thursday at the Siebert Elementary Dome. The center will open Thursday at 8 a.m until 6 p.m. Individuals and Families can also call the Red Cross hotline at 1-800-Red-Cross to open a case.
Together, Eastland will recover. Those seeking to make monetary donations towards long term recovery can contribute to the Eastland disaster relief wildfire fund established by the Eastland Community Foundation (serving the county of Eastland): https://cfabilene.org/community-impact/fire-relief-funds
We at Eastland ISD are truly saddened by the loss so many have endured through the fires within our community. We wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that we are here for our students and their families. As your kids prepare to come back on campus, we realize many may be struggling with what has happened. If any student needs someone to talk to, we will have licensed professionals available at parent or student request. Attached you will also find a link to the NCTSN on families coping with traumatic events This handout offers guidance on helping families recover from the wildfires. If parents have any concerns/questions feel free to contact the school social worker Morgan Lacy at 254-631-5040.
Jeremy Williams - Interim Superintendent EISD