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Round Rock Cares is now accepting applications for tornado relief funds

Round Rock Cares is now accepting requests for assistance from homeowners affected by the March 21 tornado in Round Rock.

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan and Greater Round Rock Community Foundation President Nyle Maxwell announced the initiative March 25, to help Round Rock citizens directly impacted by the severe weather event. Since then, the initiative has raised more than $346,000.

“As it relates to this two-week anniversary of the tornado, many families are still dealing with the long-term impacts of the damage,” said Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan. “As cleanup efforts largely come to an end, we must not forget our neighbors as they begin to rebuild.”

Preliminary assessments indicated the tornado caused over $32 million in estimated damage to 680 residential structures in Round Rock. Of the 680 residential structures reported as damaged, 13 were “destroyed” and 93 suffered “major damage”.

Applicants must reside in a home or have a damaged business in tornado-affected areas, such as Kensington, Windy Terrace, Greenlawn Place, Windy Park, Turtle Creek, South Creek, Concord at Brushy Creek, and Forest Bluff neighborhoods. An application is available in English and Spanish on rrcommunityfoundation.org.

Round Rock Cares is a charitable fund, managed by the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation. Those wishing to contribute to the fund can do so at rrcommunityfoundation.org.

“The Greater Round Rock Community Foundation is proud to be a part of this effort and to have the opportunity to steward the Round Rock Cares Fund,” said Nyle Maxwell, President of the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation. “But we can’t do it alone – we need the public as partner too. We call on the citizens of Round Rock to step up to support their neighbors.