Central Market donates $1 Mil to help rebuild tornado damaged Dallas schools


Central Market has donated one million dollars to help damaged schools rebuild.

Three Dallas ISD campuses including Thomas Jefferson High School, Cary Middle School and Walnut Hill Elementary were all severely damaged by the 2019 tornado.

The school board has already approved more than $130 million to start the process of rebuilding Thomas Jefferson and a new campus that would hold the students of both Cary Middle School and Walnut Hill Elementary.

The high school is now on track to reopen in October of 2022 with the others schools to follow later that year.

The 2019 tornadoes that hit Dallas are the most costly in the history of Texas. The Insurance Council of Texas estimated insured losses of $2 billion. The previous record for damage was the tornado that hit Garland and Rowlett in December of 2015, with damage estimated at $1.2 billion.

The National Weather service estimated the maximum winds for the 2019 north Dallas tornado reached 140 miles per hour, making it an EF-3.