The Tarrant County Furniture Bank (TCFB), located in Fort Worth, is open for business.
Founding Executive Director Teresa Huskey is proud to help launch the furniture bank, the first of its kind in Fort Worth.
“This is such a need in our community. We are working closely with social service agencies and city departments that serve the homeless. The furniture bank will collect and store usable household furniture through donations from the furniture industry, businesses, hotels, and individuals,” said Huskey.
TCFB will initially serve Fort Worth and plans to expand their geographical service area to include all of Tarrant County.
Board member Dawn Shannon expressed her excitement over the grand opening. “We have been working so hard to get this organization up and running because we see the urgent need to provide a dignified shopping experience for individuals and families coming out of homelessness to establish their new homes.”
According to the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition’s 2019 annual Point in Time homeless count, there were 2,028 homeless individuals – including mothers, fathers and children – across Fort Worth on Jan. 24, 2019, either unsheltered or in emergency shelters. This number doesn’t include the many individuals who are living in temporary situations such as their vehicles, a friend’s home or with other relatives.
TCFB will host their grand opening event on August 14 at their warehouse located at 2550 McMillan Parkway. Guests will include Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.