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Locals Still sending Relief for Hurricane Harvey

January 10, 2018 05:52 PM

(ABC 6 News)- Major corporations that pledged to financially help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas are just now getting their checks to those who need the rebuilding help

On August 30, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas

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The devastation caused thousands to flee their homes and the continued use of relief moved many to action, to help those in need in towns outside of the Houston area.

One of those places is Deweyville, Texas where members of Hope Summit Christian church, Carefest, and Team Rochester, plan to travel to help rebuild the town

Dale Meyer is a volunteer at Hope Summit Christian Church; he said there was no hesitation when he was asked to help.

"When we see these people who have lost everything and don’t have a chance to even rebuild what they have and replace what they have it was heavy on our hearts to go down," said Meyer/

Carol Holland lives in Texas and while visiting family in Rochester, heard about the local effort to help in her home state. And while most of the country has moved on from hearing about the damage and after effects, for those who live there are still very real.

"We were more or less sheltered in place and I would get up every day and drive to where the flooding was to see if it was starting to inch back,” said Holland.

There will be teams set up each week in March to help, as of now volunteers are greatly needed but not just any volunteers, volunteers with building and construction skills.

"We are past the part where we need a whole bunch of busy hands to pick up garbage and so forth so we are kind of into the skilled trade,” said Meyer.

They are still looking for volunteers as well as donations.


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