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Fundraiser for Displaced Residents in Wake of Recent Dallas Storm

Elan City Lights Apartments. Former home to 500+ Dallas residents.

Moved by the shocking scenes and sad stories in the wake of last weekend's storm that damaged the heart of their city, morning after vodcast hosts Ron Corning and Alexa Conomos are organizing an emergency fundraiser to help wind-ravaged victims.

The event "AID FOR ELAN" will be held Tuesday, June 18 from 4-7 p.m. at Big Al's Smokehouse ( 3317 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235). Partnering with Dwell With Dignity , a nonprofit that supports Dallas' homeless community, AID FOR ELAN proceeds will directly benefit the 500+ former Elan City Lights residents that were displaced when a construction crane crashed into the apartment building Sunday, June 9. With the complex decimated, residents were forced to immediately and permanently relocate while leaving their possessions behind.

Through Dallasites 101 , a hyperlocal media and events company, residents from Elan City Lights have been invited to attend Tuesday's event as guests of honor.

Corning and Conomos, who built a loyal following during their time as co-anchors on WFAA-Channel 8, recently launched morning after , a weekly show produced by On-Air Media. They will broadcast from the event, with live streaming HERE .

"I was watching the horrific footage and was moved to do something to help these people in need," Corning says. "We're all Dallasites, and we need to come together for each other. They need a big hug. But they also need life necessities we all take for granted."

While enjoying beer and BBQ, attendees are encouraged to donate cash, gift cards and clothing, toiletries, etc. Partners for the event also include Rahr & Sons Brewing , Dog & Kitty City and Summit Trucking .

AID FOR ELAN is supplementing a drive organized by Dallasites101 , which is collecting food, water bottles, dog food and kitchen supplies at five businesses around Dallas, and aggregating volunteers to assist the residents .

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