A massive EF4 tornado struck Rowlett, Texas, on December 26, 2015. The path of destruction was a half-mile wide and four miles long, with 1,145 homes and business damaged, 23 people injured and one life lost. On December 10, Retreet, Texas Trees Foundation and Keep Rowlett Beautiful will lead volunteers from across the country in planting up to 400 trees at hundreds of home sites.
Retreet Executive Director Grady McGahan says, “Trees are an often overlooked part of restoring neighborhoods after a disaster, and most disaster victims do not have the time, money or ability to replant their own lost trees. Retreet redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant those lost trees.”
Event location: Church in the City, 6005 Dalrock Rd., Rowlett. For more information or to register, visit retreet.org.