In April, the small community of Fruitvale was devastated by a tornado. What started as a small gift card drive to help those impacted by the storms, quickly grew into something much larger, as the level of destruction in this small town was realized. Leaders from Flower Mound, Highland Village, and Lewisville came together with a common goal - to raise as much money as possible for Habitat for Humanity of Denton County, and help families, who’ve lost everything, rebuild their lives. The success of the Rebuild Fruitvale Project was made possible by hundreds of generous donations, which included raffle ticket sales for a 2017 Harley Davidson FXDB motorcycle donated by former Mayor Jody Smith’s company CornerStone Staffing, and a 2017 Ford Mustang donated by Five Star Ford in Lewisville. Altogether the project raised just over $122,000, and at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting raffle names were drawn. Richard Myers, managing partner of Realty Capital, which developed Lakeside DFW, was the winner of the Mustang. Myers chose to donate the vehicle back to the Rebuild Fruitvale Project, valued at $27,535. Claudio Frascoli was the lucky winner of the Harley motorcycle. Despite falling short of the $200,000 project goal, this significant donation will help rebuild a few homes, and hopefully make a tremendous difference in the lives of some Fruitvale residents.
Thank you to all who helped make the Rebuild Fruitvale Project a success.