Tony Romo Commits To Provide Transportation To Houston Area For Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

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Hisun Motors Corp., USA donated 260 generators to the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas  to provide assistance for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts taking place in Southeast Texas. 

Throughout the week, several Police and Fire Departments from the North Texas Area will be traveling to the Houston area to assist those in need. Several departments, including Garland Police Department, Garland Fire Department, Grand Prairie Police Department, McKinney Fire Department and Allen Fire Department have already been equipped with generators to be used during their relief efforts. 

Dave Swavey, Guns & Hoses Foundation Executive Director stated, "“We’ve got cops and firemen sleeping in parking lots, sleeping in their own trucks, sleeping in the personnel carriers they took down there,” he said. “This is going to help them power themselves to get through the day.”

Swavey also said, "“We’re going to be indebted to (Hisun) forever,” he said. “When they first called me, I wasn’t sure, but when I talked to Houston, they’re like, ‘oh my gosh, you’re kidding me, right?’

After hearing about the assistance the Guns & Hoses Foundation was receiving from Hisun Motors Corp. through CBS radio station 105.3 The Fan, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reached out committing to assist with transportation to make sure the generators arrive in the Houston area in the time of need. 

Hisun Motors Donates 260 Generators To Assist Hurricane Relief

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McKinney, TX August 30, 2017 - On Friday the 25th of August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Southeast Texas between the cities of Port Aransas and Port O’Connor as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 130 mph, making this the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the US since ’04 during Hurricane Charley. 

The Texas coast was pounded with hurricane-force winds and torrential rain pour, with some areas reporting as much as 51.88 inches of rainfall. Millions of Americans have been directly affected by this tropical storm, leaving thousands without electricity, homes or transportation. 

As of Tuesday, Texas Officials have declared at least 19 fatalities as a result of Hurricane Harvey with authorities predicting that number to rise as rescue efforts continue. 

HISUN Motors Corp., USA, an original engine manufacture, which specializes in manufacturing utility and sport recreational vehicles based out of McKinney, TX, has teamed up with the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas to make available for donation more than 250 generators to assist with rescue and relief efforts taking place in Southeast Texas. The generators represent a retail value of approximately $225,000.00 

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Local police and fire departments from all over North Texas gathered at HISUN national headquarters to load up trucks and trailers to be delivered to Harris County and surrounding areas. 

With several first responders expected to travel to Southeast Texas to assist with relief and rescue efforts, local police and fire departments will be equipped with generators to accompany their mission and assist those in need. 

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Ryan Daugherty, VP of Marketing and Sales stated, “…to see Hurricane Harvey cause so much destruction is devastating, and watching it happen in our backyard is all the more devastating. Hisun USA is proud to partner with the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas who has the outreach and support to get this equipment into the hands of those who need it most and directly onto the front line equipping first responders who are working day-in and day-out in the middle of this destruction.” 

“To receive a donation of this magnitude, and at such a quick response, is heartwarming. Knowing this equipment will be used to help save lives and rebuild cities and communities goes far beyond what anyone can expect,” said Dave Swavey, Executive Director of Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas.

After hearing of the assistance being received from Hisun Motors Corp., former Dalles Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo commits to provide transportation to the Houston Area. 

Guns & Hoses Benevolence Fund Opens For Fallen Abilene Detective Elise Ybarra

(Tuesday-August 8, 2017) "On August 6, 2017 at approximately 6:15 pm, Detectives Elise Ybarra, Chris Milliorn, and Robert Collins were enroute to the Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas. As they approached Mile Marker 296 east bound on Interstate 20, they encountered traffic moving at a slow pace, as there had been a vehicle crash ahead. 

Detective Ybarra, who was driving an unmarked detective’s vehicle, entered a line of slow moving traffic. A short time later, an eastbound white Chevrolet Pickup came upon the line of traffic that was slowed and collided with the Detectives’ vehicle. Sadly Detective Elise Ybarra, age 32, sustained fatal injuries in the crash and died at the scene."

The missions of Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas is to show our respect and gratitude for police and fire fighters lost in the line of duty. We are dedicated to provide monetary support for the families of fallen police and fire fighters in the hour of need. 

The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has officially opened the Benevolence Fund to help assist the family of fallen Detective Elise Ybarra. These men and women have shown a great deal of strength in their lives and in our communities. The bottom line is, we can’t do it without your help. 

For Those Who Went Before

Today Marks 1-Year Since The Tragic Ambush That Took Place In Downtown Dallas Taking The Life Of 5 Police Officers. We Want To Thank All The Men & Women Who Worked Through The Night To Protect Our Citizens. We Want To Thank All The Men & Women Nation Wide Who Continue To Wake Up Every Single Day With The Common Goal Of Making Our Neighborhoods A Safer Place. Lastly, We Want To Thank All The Men & Women Who Have Paid The Ultimate Sacrifice For The Greater Good Of Our Well-Being, Your Courage & Bravery Will Not Be Forgotten.  #DallasStrong

First Responder Fridays

Lakewood Brewing Co. and the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas have teamed up with Restaurants and Bars around North Texas to kick-off First Responders Fridays (#FirstResponderFridays) to help raise awareness and funds for the families of fallen Police Officers and Firefighters lost in the line of duty. 

For every All Call pint sold, Lakewood Brewing Company will donate $1 to the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas. The Guns & Hoses Foundation is dedicated to honoring those who have risked their lives to protect ours. Follow along on social media (@gunsandhosestx & @lakewoodbrewing) as we will be announcing special giveaways and prizes all summer long. Participating locations listed below. 


  • Mellow Mushroom - Southlake    
  • World of Beer - Ft Worth    
  • Pouring Glory - Ft Worth
  • Whole Foods - Ft Worth 
  • Dr Jeckyll's - Pantego
  • No Frills Eastchase Pkwy - Ft Worth
  • Social House - Ft Worth 
  • Bru City - Euless
  • No Frills - Arlington
  • No Frills - Mansfield
  • No Frills - Burleson 
  • Spice Rack - Burleson
  • Wild Pitch - Ft Worth 
  • The Local- Ft Worth
  • Taps'N'Caps - Ft Worth 
  • Hickory Tree - Burleson
  • Fish City Grill - Mansfield 
  • JR Bentley's - Arlington
  • Toadies - Bedford
  • Ron's Corner Tavern - Euless
  • AJ's on Main - Grapevine
  • Lucy's Lot - Grapevine
  • Fireside Pies - Grapevine 
  • Il Cane Rosso - Ft Worth 
  • Sherlocks Baker St Pub - Arlington
  • Baker St Pub - Ft Worth
  • Snuffer's - Arlington    
  • Snuffer's - Colleyville    
  • Snuffer's - Southlake
  • Dallas Craft Co - Keller
  • Dallas Craft Co - Colleyville
  • Champps - Irving
  • The Ranch at Las Colinas
  • American Gardens - Ft Worth
  • Mellow Mushroom - Ft Worth
  • Harvest House - Denton
  • Taps and Caps - Lewisville
  • Taps and Caps - Ft Worth
  • Bearded Monk - Denton
  • Lion and Crown - Allen
  • Lion and Crown - Addison
  • Henry's Tavern - Plano
  • Flying Saucer- Addison
  • Hard Eight BBQ - Colony
  • Oak Street Drafthouse - Denton
  • East Side Social Club - Denton
  • Cadillac Pizza Pub - McKinney
  • Fox and Hound - Richardson
  • Drunken Donkey - Lewisville
  • Drunken Donkey/Dallas Craft Kitchen - Colony    
  • Sherlock's - Addison
  • Little Elm Crafthouse - Little Elm
  • Your Pie - Frisco
  • Cool Beans - Denton
  • Caskey's - Denton
  • Lucky Lou's - Denton
  • Riprock's - Denton
  • Shuck 'N' Jive - Plano
  • The Celt - McKinney
  • Square Burger - McKinney
  • Barley and Board - Denton
  • British Lion - Frisco
  • Anvil Pub - Dallas
  • Henderson Tap House - Dallas
  • Katy Trail Ice House - Dallas
  • Katy Trail Outpost - Dallas
  • Angry Dog - Dallas
  • Cedar Springs Tap House - Dallas
  • Lockhart's - Plano    
  • Lockhart's - Oak Cliff
  • Barley House - Dallas
  • Goodfriend - Dallas
  • Green Room - Dallas
  • Cane Rosso - Deep Ellum
  • Buzzbrews - Deep Ellum
  • Drinks - Richardson
  • Tortaco - Dallas
  • Shady Burger - Richardson
  • Shady Burger - Dallas
  • Wits End - Dallas
  • Parker Barrows - Oak Cliff
  • Nickel & Rye - Dallas
  • Mellow Mushroom - Rockwall
  • British Beverage Company - Dallas
  • Big D's Sports Club - Fate
  • Go 4 It Sports - Dallas
  • Bryan Street Tavern - Dallas
  • Sandbar Cantina - Dallas
  • Lakewood Smokehouse - Dallas    

Snuffer’s Hosts Fundraiser For Fallen First Responders


DALLAS – Friday marks the one-year anniversary of one of Dallas’ most tragic days, when five of the city’s finest first responders were gunned down during an ambush. 

To honor their memory, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar has joined Lakewood Brewing Company to host a fundraiser benefitting the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance to the families of fallen first responders lost in the line of duty.

For every Lakewood All Call pint sold at Snuffer’s from Thursday, July 6, to Sunday, July 16, the brewing company will make a $1 donation to the organization. On Friday, July 7, Snuffer’s will match Lakewood’s donation, meaning that $2 will be donated for every All Call pint sold.

And as always, active-duty and retired first responders receive a 15% discount when dining at Snuffer’s – all day every day – in recognition of their service. (Valid ID or proof of service required.)

“What happened here in Dallas one year ago was truly heartbreaking and it reminded all of us at Snuffer’s that our freedoms aren’t free,” said Steve Chambers, Snuffer’s Director of Operations. “And while we can never adequately repay these brave men and women for their service, we do have the opportunity to raise money for the families whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for our city and its residents.”

This fundraiser will take place from open to close at all 11 Snuffer’s locations. For the restaurant nearest you, and more information on the entire menu, visit  

About Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar

The iconic Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar brand has been a Dallas institution since 1978, serving its signature menu of legendary Burgers and famous Cheddar Fries. Snuffer’s is where friends and family gather to catch up, watch a game or enjoy a casual happy hour after work. D Magazine recently recognized Snuffer’s as the 2016 Reader’s Choice “Best Burger” Winner in its annual Best of Big D awards competition. Open seven days a week, there are currently 11 Snuffer’s restaurants throughout North Texas.