A few weeks ago, a freak hailstorm hit the East Dallas neighborhood I live in, taking out nearly every windshield on my street, including my own. It was one of those events that makes you snap out of whatever haze you're in and go, "OK, nature, I get it. It's not supposed to hail in mid-June. Noted. We're all fucked."
Many businesses suffered as well, and the 75-year-old Lakewood Theater marquee was demolished. They've set up a PayPal account for donations to repair the historic venue, and you can donate here.
Update via their Facebook page:
We have submitted claims to the theater's insurance carriers for damage to the tower and marquee. City Sign is the company that has maintained them for the last 5 years and estimated the complete repair cost at $26,000.00. We have put $10,000.00 down to City Sign to begin repairs not knowing if or how long insurance will take to settle. The property insurance deductible we are facing is $20,000.00. Thanks to everyone for all your support!
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