Donations to the Brazos Valley Media Giving Back fund can be made at any of The Bank and Trust locations: 2900 S. Texas Ave., 3400 Texas 21 or 1716 Briarcrest Drive, Suite 400, all in Bryan; or in College Station at either 2305 Texas Ave., S. or 4450 Texas 6 S. at Tower Point.
Please make checks out to BV Media Giving Back, and note in the “memo” line that it’s for May 2016 storm victims.
Financial donations will support immediate recovery needs for tornado and flood victims, including paying for food, clothing and gas.
Bryan’s Wheeler Ridge subdivision was hit the hardest, with three homes destroyed and roughly 100 or so houses with various degrees of damage. That number continues to rise as emergency workers also make their way through the subdivision off F.M. 1179 and Boonville Road near Allen Academy. Next door in Miramont Country Club estates, the roof was stripped off of one house, while several others were damaged.
In Washington County, where some areas had up to 20 inches of rain, one person was killed and another was missing in the flooding. Officials said another man initially reported missing was discovered to have died from an apparent heart attack; it wasn’t immediately clear whether it was related to the storm.
The three media organizations — television, newspaper and radio — previously have teamed up to gather donations for the families of the two Bryan firefighters killed and two others injured in the line of duty in 2013, as well as the scores impacted by the fertilizer plant explosion in West.