Richardson PD was one of the first mutual aid departments on the scene after the tornado that ravaged Rowlett on December 26, 2015. Rowlett Strong recently conducted a City-Wide Spirit week to benefit Officer Sherrard’s family.

We were pleased and honored to be able to present a check for $2,544 last week. This is due to the generosity of Officer Sherrard’s friends and extended family in Rowlett and Wylie. It’s due to your generosity.

We also presented an additional $1,000 check in the form of a grant from the First Response fund, using money raised from last year’s First Response Appreciation Gala. And this year’s gala is in the works. For information, see our Gala page or use the contact form below.

Registration opens for Second Annual Gala

Registration is now open for the Second Annual First Response Appreciation Gala. The gala will be held at Vouv Dallas, a high-tech venue near Midway and LBJ Freeway in Dallas on Saturday, September 22nd. Individual tickets are available at an early-bird...

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Supporting Officer Sherrard’s Family

We have released our initial list of participating restaurants for the City-Wide event supporting Officer Sharrard's family. Please visit our City-Wide event page for the complete list. It is subject to change so please check it...

City-Wide Spirit for Fallen Richardson Officer

We're putting together a special edition City-Wide Spirit Event to benefit the family of Officer Sherrard, the Richardson police officer who lost his life in the line of duty this week. There will be some of your favorite restaurants from...

Scavenge Rowlett: Mission Complete!

The Scavenge Rowlett: 12 Days of Rowlett Christmas game is complete! Our players had an awesome time and we gave out some great prizes. We'll be doing this again soon. Stay tuned to learn when the next game will be and how you can be a part of it. If...

Rowlett Strong was originally formed to raise funds for tornado relief, in the aftermath of the 12-26-15 “Christmas tornadoes.” Most of our citizens were either affected either directly by the tornado, or know someone who was. The event took an emotional toll on many who were not physically touched by the storm.

Rowlett Strong has conducted numerous fundraisers to help with tornado relief:

2/20/16 Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser and Silent Auction $2,500
3/26/16 Rebuild Rowlett 5K $40,655
6/11/16 Scavenge Rowlett $5,000
Ongoing City-Wide Spirit Event over $5000
6/10/17 Second Annual Rebuild Rowlett 5K $5000

As the tornado relief fund has closed, we have re-focused our fundraising efforts toward our First Response Appreciation fund, raising money to provide grants to members of all the police and fire departments that responded to the tornado aftermath in Rowlett. We want to help them in their time of need, just as they helped us in ours.

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Mission Statement

To do all we can to support those affected by the 12-26-15 tornado and other disasters, and to honor those who have been there for our friends and neighbors. We will continue until everyone is back in their homes where they belong.

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