Guns & Hoses Special Edition Joe Gibbs Performance Chevy Tahoe Gets A New Look

In 2010 the Guns & Hoses Foundation was presented with a special edition 2005 Joe Gibbs Performance Chevy Tahoe from an anonymous donor. After being wrapped in decals, the vehicle had become a rolling marketing piece for the foundation, allowing the foundation to put the vehicle on display at special events and fundraiser. 

 In April of 2016, a sever hail storm rolled through North Texas causing tremendous damage to the vehicle. After hearing about the damage, Lone Star 4x4 reached out the the Guns & Hoses Foundation to offer a donation that would give the Chevy Tahoe a brand new look. 

Riddled with over 600 dents, Lone Star 4x4 took the Chevy Tahoe, repaired the body damage and sprayed it in their exclusive, scratch resistant, high pressure exterior bedliner. Adding a custom touch, the Tahoe was split between the significant firefighters red and police officers blue to represent out commitment to these heroes. The Guns & Hoses Chevy Tahoe is back on the road  rolling from city to city with pride. If you see us out make sure to come say hello and take a pic of this awesome ride! 

Guns & Hoses Honors Injured Dallas and DART Officers

Photo By OtherRed Photography.

Photo By OtherRed Photography.

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, friends, families and first responders gathered at the Lakewood Brewing Company Taproom located in Garland, Texas. Every year in August, the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas hosts a celebration dinner to announce the competing police and firefighters in the Guns & Hoses Annual Boxing Tournament

Photo By OtherRed Photography.

Photo By OtherRed Photography.

Just days after the the tragedy that struck Dallas, Texas on 7/7/16 that left 5 officers dead and 9 wounded, the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas teamed up with 105.3 The Fan and Dos Jefes to raise funds for the injured and families of the fallen officers. 

Photo By OtherRed Photography.

Photo By OtherRed Photography.

During the celebration dinner 5 of the 9 injured officers were in attendance, including Officer Ivan Saldanaof Dallas PD, Officer Elmar Cannon of DART PD, Officer Jesus Retana of DART PD, Officer Misty McBride of DART PD and Officer Gretchen Rocha of Dallas PD, to receive monetary support and a special plaque presented by Jack Daniels’s. We will never be able to convey our thanks and appreciation to those who serve and have before. To us, these people are true heroes who deserve to be honored.

Officers and Members of The Community Come Together To Rebuild Fence For Family of Fallen Officer

Friday evening storms rolled through North Texas, blowing down fences, splitting trees and leaving some homes without power. Police Officers, friends and neighbors came together early Saturday morning ready and willing to lend a helping hand to rebuild a fence blown over late Friday night.

Members of the Garland Police Department. 

Members of the Garland Police Department. 

The fence belonged to the family of Irving PD fallen Officer Mark Dahl, who succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident early Friday morning. In the hour of need the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas and the Irving Police Association came together to provide supplies and materials. 

Members of the Irving Police Department 

Members of the Irving Police Department 

Fueled with a desire to rebuild the fence, friends and neighbors were joined by members of the Irving Police Department, Garland Police Department, and Dallas Police Department to help move this project forward. As an organization, we are privileged and honored to be able to provide assistance in the rebuilding efforts, non of this would have been possible without the help and support from our communities. 

Guns & Hoses Benevolence Fund Opens For Fallen Irving Officer Dahl

(Friday-August 12, 2016) At approximately 5:58AM officers responded to a singe motorcycle crash at the 7800 block of Valley View Lane along Interstate Highway 635 in Irving, Texas. Officers arrived and identified Irving Officer Mark Dahl to be the crash victim. After being transported to Parkland Hospital, Officer Dahl succumbed to his injuries sustained in the accident. 

The missions of Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas is to show our respect and gratitude for first responders lost in the line of duty. We are dedicated to provide monetary support for the families of fallen first responders 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 Officer Dahl. Since July of 2016, Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has assisted the families of 7 fallen officers including, SMU Officer McCullers, Corrections Officer Johnson, and the slain Dallas Officers lost in the July 7th tragedy. These men and women showed a great deal of strength in their lives and in our communities. The bottom line is, we can’t do it without your help. 

The Dallas Community Shows Support For Fallen Officers

On Saturday, July 23, 2016, citizens from the DFW area gathered at The Highland Hotel for a special edition of the Giving Table to benefit the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas. The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas s a 501(c)3 that is dedicated to raising funds for the families of fallen first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty, as well as support youth programs dedicated to working with underprivileged youth. 

This special edition of the Giving Table was hosted by Chef John Tesar, who is notably popular for his appearance on Top Chef, and his Dallas eatery located inside The Highland Hotel, Knife. Chefs came together from all over the DFW to serve a cultivating array of dishes ranging from specialty Chicago dogs to swordfish tacos! 

The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has been overwhelmed with the outpour of support received from the Dallas community in wake of the 5 fallen Officers. Since the beginning of July the Guns & Hoses Foundation has honored the families of fallen Officer Michael Krol (Dallas PD), Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens (Dallas PD), Sergeant Michael Smith (Dallas PD), Patricio Zamarripa (Dallas PD), Officer Brent Thompson ( DART PD), Mark McCullers (SMU PD), and Corrections Officer Mari Johnson (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) with monetary support in the hour of need. This would not have been possible without the help from our communities, and for this we thank you. For those who went before. 

Guns & Hoses Benevolence Fund Opened For Fallen Corrections Officer

On Saturday July 16, at approximately 3:00am Corrections Officer Mary Johnson was found unresponsive near the prison's kitchen. Other officers provided medical aide before being transported to Hendricks Medical Center, where she was later pronounced deceased. 

Officer Johnson served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the past seven years.

The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas is a 501(c)3 dedicated to providing financial aide to the families of fallen first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

we have officially opened the Benevolence Fund to help assist the family of fallen Officer Johnson. These men and women showed a great deal of strength in their lives and in our communities. The bottom line is, we can’t do it without your help.