In the wake of the recent tornado that hit Gilmer, Texas on March 23, Credit Union of Texas is accepting donations supporting tornado relief efforts. Dedicated to the communities it serves, CUTX will match every donation—doubling the entire fundraiser amount. In addition, CUTX is providing storage pods to families who’ve lost their homes – this will allow victims of the tornado to store items that survived until their homes are rebuilt. To access storage pods and donations, victims can contact Lindsey Hitt at 903.790.4415.
As part of the 2nd Annual Risk It for the Brisket event in Downtown Gilmer on March 26, CUTX will be accepting tornado relief donations and will host a free concert in support. At the event, CUTX will have the following ways to donate:
- A donation station in front of the CUTX branch in Downtown Gilmer, located at 107 Marshall Street in Gilmer. Clothing, food and cash donations can be dropped off at the donation booth from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- For online monetary donations, CUTX is collaborating with Live Gilmer to accept funds through Venmo. To provide contributions to storm victims, send funds to @UpshurCountyTornadoReliefFund.
Apart from the event, people can donate in the following ways:
- Clothing, food and cash donations can be brought to CUTX’s 755 US Hwy 271 N location in Gilmer as well
- Donations accepted through Venmo: @UpshurCountyTornadoReliefFund.
Credit Union of Texas (CUTX) Partners with Live Gilmer to Host Free Concert as Part of the 2nd Annual Risk It for the Brisket Event
At the concert, CUTX will also collect clothing, food and monetary donations for Gilmer tornado victims
WHAT: Credit Union of Texas (CUTX), in partnership with Live Gilmer, will host a free concert in Downtown Gilmer as a part of the 2nd annual Risk It for the Brisket event and street party. Throughout the second day of the Risk It for the Brisket cookout competition, attendees will enjoy live performances from Texas native musicians as well as activities for all ages, including a local vendor fair, family-friendly entertainment, a beer garden, an axe-throwing tournament and an awards ceremony announcing the event’s $10,000 prize winner.
At the concert, CUTX will have a donation station in front of the CUTX branch in Downtown Gilmer, located at 107 Marshall Street in Gilmer. Donations will go to those affected by the tornado that hit Gilmer on March 23, 2022. Clothing, food and cash donations can be dropped off at the donation booth. For online monetary donations, CUTX is collaborating with Live Gilmer to accept funds through Venmo. CUTX will match funds—doubling the entire fundraiser amount. To provide contributions to storm victims, send funds to @UpshurCountyTornadoReliefFund.
Live performances include:
- Lee Wiler, 11 a.m.
Lee Wiler, a Californian turned Texan, will kick off the concert series with impressive guitar skills and some original songs.
- Covie, 1 p.m.
East Texas-based Covie is a collection of talented musicians, songwriters and artists playing a smooth mix of soul, pop and reggae.
- Danny Sharpe, 3 p.m.
As a lifelong musician, Kilgore, Texas-based Danny Sharpe and his wide variety of tunes will be a performance you won’t want to miss.
- Luke LaPrade Band, 6 p.m.
As a new band out of East Texas, the Luke LaPrade Band will bring a mix of Texas country and American and Southern rock to the Risk It for the Brisket street party.
- Josh Weathers Band, 8 p.m.
Fort Worth-based soulful singer and songwriter Josh Weathers combines songs of hope with high energy rock n’ soul that is sure to entertain any crowd.
For more details about the Risk It for the Brisket event, visit LiveGilmer.com.
WHEN: Saturday, March 26
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Gilmer
100 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
For almost 100 years, Credit Union of Texas has provided financial services to members throughout North Texas. Living out its vision to deliver an unexpected experience, CUTX has grown to over $1.7 billion in assets. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships, or is related to a member in Dallas, Denton, Collin, Rockwall or Upshur and its surrounding counties. In the last year, CUTX was recognized with the Communities Foundation of Texas “Be in Good Company” Seal of Excellence, voted the Best Credit Union in DFW by the readers of The Dallas Morning News and named the winner of the Torch Awards for Ethics, Better Business Bureau Serving North Central Texas. For more information about CUTX, visit www.cutx.org.