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Dallas Market Center Launches $1 Million Effort for Harvey Relief
The Dallas Market Center has launched DMC Cares, an assistance effort for its neighbors and customers impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The goal is to create $1 million in support via financial and product donations.
“This catastrophe is unprecedented but I am confident that the supportive spirit we create and the actions we are taking together will help our neighbors today and tomorrow,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center.
The company is encouraging its exhibitors and attendees to join them in these efforts. "We call upon our industry to unite and to support DMC Cares in whatever way possible," Morris said.
DMC Cares has two stages: immediate action and long-term assistance.
Immediate Action is already underway with Dallas Market Center collecting essential items requested by Dallas County to support shelters.
A collection station will be located in the World Trade Center where the following new and unused items will be gathered:
- New underwear and socks (all sizes)
- Baby diapers, wipes, and formula
To support September Market attendees from the affected areas, including reps and retailers, Dallas Market Center is offering special travel assistance packages for those able to attend. For more information, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dallas Market Center is also launching a large-scale clothing drive to gather apparel of all types and sizes from manufacturers. New and unused clothing will be collected from showrooms and manufacturers to be distributed through organization partners that will reach local and regional individuals impacted by the hurricane. For shipping information and drop-off details visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com/dmccares.
Customers are also encouraged to join Dallas Market Center in supporting the American Red Cross via their website, www.redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or by texting the word HARVEY to 90999 for a $10 donation.
As part of the Long-Term Assistance initiative which supports recovery and rebuilding efforts, Dallas Market Center is accepting home décor and lighting products from exhibitors to be distributed via local and regional agencies. For shipping information and drop-off details, exhibitors can visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com/dmccares.
Dallas Market Center will also initiate Operation ReStore, a program designed to help affected retailers and reps in the region. These customers will be eligible for a special travel package to help them attend trade events at Dallas Market Center. Customers interested in this program should contact email@example.com.