Local Groups And Businesses Join In Houston Hurricane Relief
All across Oklahoma, local groups, businesses and residents are coming together to help in relief efforts for those in the Houston area that were affected by the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey. That includes Duncan, Lawton and Marlow, where locals have stepped up to bring what relief they can to southern Texas.
Life of Hope Ministries in Duncan has begun collecting items to be distributed to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, with collection locations in both Duncan and Lawton. A trailer has been set up in Cache Rd Square at 38th and Cache roads in Lawton, with donations being accepted at this site and residents are encouraged to donate non-perishable items such as new clothing, bottled water and non-perishable food items. The Salvation Army is assisting in the collection efforts along with Convoy of Hope. According to Life Hope Ministries' Brent Justus, Convoy of Hope has a warehouse in Victoria, TX and will be serving meals in Houston and storing donated items until they can be transported to the Houston area. Justus all indicated that Convoy of Hope will be providing refrigerated trucks, allowing for the transportation of cold food items.
But Lawton and Duncan aren't the only Oklahoma towns that are working to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Businesses in Marlow are reaching out to the areas, and are planning on sending a truck with collected items to Katy, TX today.
Glover Paint and Body in Marlow began collecting items on Tuesday. Donations of items ranging from bottled water to diapers, pillows and even pet food have been collected, along with monetary donations. Plans are for trucks to start leaving from Marlow to South Texas by 1pm today. Business owner Justin Glover gave the credit for the collection drive to his office manager, Valarie Terbusch, a survivor of the 1999 Moore, OK tornado. Terbusch remembered the aftermath of the tornado and knew she couldn't stand by idly in the days after Hurricane Harvey. Several truck loads of items have been collected, as well as over $1500 in cash donations.