The Dallas Market Center has formed DMC Cares, an assistance effort for its neighbors and customers impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The company’s goal is to create $1 million in support via financial and product donations for storm victims and is encouraging its exhibitors and attendees to join them in these efforts.
“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. “We call upon our industry to unite and to support DMC Cares in whatever way possible.”
Beginning immediately, the Dallas Market Center will collect new and unused items, including underwear, socks, toiletries, baby diapers, wipes and formula. The collection center is in the Dallas World Trade Center.
Beginning next week, Dallas Market Center will be launching a large-scale clothing drive to gather apparel of all types and sizes from manufacturers. New and unused men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing will be collected from showrooms and manufacturers, and then distributed to designated organization partners that will reach local and regional individuals impacted by the hurricane.
As for long-term relief, Dallas Market Center will begin collecting donations of home décor and lighting products for rebuilding efforts, and will also initiate Operation ReStore, a program 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.