Here at DFW ALERTS, we try to get you important information in a timely manner.
Our services are free to everyone. That includes our Twitter feeds, Facebook and radio talk show. As well as our live streams of Traffic, Weather, Accidents and News Events.
What many of you may not know is that we also (funds permitting) go out on the scenes of accidents, fires and where news is happening around DFW. In those cases, we provide you with exclusive photographs, videos and, in some cases, live streaming raw video.
When we are on a scene, we try to have water for law enforcement and emergency workers on the scene. Though, I have not heard of a case where we have refused a bottle of water to anyone who has requested one.
All of these things cost money. Here at DFW ALERTS, we rely on YOU, our followers and friends, to provide the funds and support we need to continue.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Q: How can I send funds to DFW ALERTS?
A: You can make a payment via PayPal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I only have $5.00 that I can send, is that enough?
A: Absolutely, ANY amount that you can afford to send is very helpful.
Q: I am not sure about sending money, is there another way I can help?
A: There sure is, we can always use bottled water and small bottles of fruit juices. Also, if your company offers product(s) and/or service(s) you think might be useful to us, contact: email@example.com and let us know what product(s) and/or services your company can offer. This could lead to your company being listed as a sponsor of DFW ALERTS.
Q: How can my company become a sponsor of DFW ALERTS?
A: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how much (per month) your company is willing to provide for sponsorship. You can also let us know of products and/or services that your company would be willing to provide.
As you can see, there are a few ways that you can help. Please feel free to contact us anytime at email@example.com
Above are example photos of the graphics we would like to add to the “alert car”. The actual graphics may vary a bit, but this gives you an idea.
We desperately need a sponsor or sponsors to fund the use of the alert car for going to the scene of accidents, fires, and the like.
The sponsor(s) would provide funds for fuel, tires, maintenance (pretty much anything to do with the car). The sponsor(s) name(s) / logo(s) will be placed on both rear quarter panels. If one company is willing to be the full sponsor, they will also have their name displayed on the rear bumper of the car (instead of our website address). All sponsors are also displayed on our website (dfwalerts.WordPress.com) in our sponsor section and, they are made clickable (if sponsor has a website or twitter/facebook page).
Individuals may help us with vehicle expenses by sending funds (via PayPal) to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the memo “ALERT CAR”.
I know how much everyone hates getting those “Please Donate Money” messages and believe me I hate sending them out just as much. Begging people for money certainly is NOT something that makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside. But we at DAN can’t continue to get out there and report on news in the area without funds, without backing!
Perhaps you think that doing this is all free. After all twitter doesn’t cost anything and isn’t all we do Retweet the news & alerts that others provide? Yes, we do Retweet news from others, but to hear some speak that’s ALL we do. DAN is about more than just sitting at a computer (or on a phone) and “retweeting” all day. We do our best to go out & report “Live” on things happening in the area: Recently one of our reporters was reported on Fort Worth Fire’s new Station 5 (read here) and awhile back another reporter was on-scene when troops came home to DFW Airport (read here). The thing is getting out there and “reporting” costs money!! Gas! Wear & Tear on the cars! Not to mention the need for proper equipment (ie: phones, computers, video cameras.
At times, it may seem that DAN is slow and that there isn’t much in the way of news or alerts is being posted. But when something major happens (Severe Weather, Amber Alert, etc) we (as the Fort Worth Police say) “Step it Up”.
We also do our best to give to local organizations (ie: RedCrossDFW) who help the community in times of need and those who help the community (ie: Fire Departments, Police Departments etc).
Please check out the rest of our blogposts as well as our “about” page
If you would like to be a sponsor or backer please contact Jamie Schatten at email@example.com To make a Donation: Send via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: DAN) or to email@example.com (Note: DFWAlertsTC)
You may be under the impression that the donations that are made to us are only used for DFW ALERTS. That is not true.
When DFW ALERTS is on scene at a structure fire or any major event where our brave men and women of the local Fire & Police departments are exposed to extream heat (Texas summers), we usually carry bottles of water for them and any victims who many need it. We naturally do not charge them for this. They are doing a hard job, heat stroke is a very real issue when you are fighting a fire or having to stand in the sun in a dark blue uniform.
Your donations help us inform you of Weather & Traffic conditions to help keep you and your family safe. They also allow us to provide you with video and photos of these and other events. But, most of all, your donations help us to provide a cool drink of water to the men and women who protect & serve us day in and day out.
Please consider making a donation, in any amount via PayPal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
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A large apartment fire has displaced 16 people in Dallas. The Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross needs your help to help these families ( which include several children ).
To make a donation via mobile phone: Text REDCROSS to 90999
Or, you can also visit: Red Cross of Dallas