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Helping Harveys victims
Efforts made to aid hurricane victims in Texas

Some local groups are collecting donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Second Chances Equine Rescue is collecting items for pets and their people until Friday . It is located at 7663 Highway 196 West in Liberty County. For more information call 912-385-8512.

In Long County, the Long County 4-H Club is accepting donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Drop off Locations are at Long County 4-H Office and Compass Worship Center during normal business hours.

For more information call Savannah Carter, Long County Extension Educator, 912-294-3970 or Chrisie Stanfield, Compass Worship Center Outreach Coordinator, 912-230-5245.

Poole’s Framing and G&G Mobile Home Services are also taking up a collection. They have a load of supplies leaving Thursday and plan to make another delivery. Donations should be dropped off at Compass Worship Center, 212 East Cypress Street in Ludowici on Saturday or during the week before noon. For more information call Shelley Poole at: (912) 432-9844.

Local Rotarians can donate to Hurricane Harvey relief through Disaster Aid USA or contribute directly to "District 5890 Charities, Inc." Checks can be sent to D5890 Treasurer Jackie Baltimore, 3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, Texas 77505.

Harvey made landfall Friday in Texas as a category 4 storm. Its rains have caused widespread flooding, especially in Houston, and forecasts call for up to 50 inches of rain before the storm ends.

Among the items that are useful are non-perishable and canned foods, baby food and items like diapers, wet naps, pet food and kennels, personal hygiene products, water, bed sheets, batteries, flash lights cleaning supplies.

Houston Mayor  Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to aid flood victims in his city:

The American Red Cross is accepting online donations at

Feeding America is collecting for Harvey victims. Donate at:

If you know of other groups helping out, email

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