Hurlock, Federalsburg collecting donations for hurricane victims
HURLOCK — The Hearts of Dorchester organization and Harbor Transport LLC have teamed up to help Texas residents who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
Hurlock Mayor Joyce Spratt helps run the nonprofit organization and wanted to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Gary Bee and Chuck Woodward of Harbor Transport in Federalsburg then reached out to Spratt, and offered to provide trucks to transport donations to Texas.
Harbor Transport will drop off a trailer at the Hurlock Town Hall, and community members can take donations to the town hall, and to Harbor Transport at 1005 Caroline Drive in Federalsburg.
“Gary Bee and Chuck Woodward sent me a message (Tuesday) morning, and said they would help out in the relief effort,” Spratt said. “Gary and Chuck are amazing people and have huge hearts to want to help the people of Texas.
“It just breaks my heart to see what the people in Texas are going through,” she said. “They have lost everything. But with the help of Harbor Transport and the community, we can bring them things they need to help them get back on their feet.”
Hearts of Dorchester are asking for personal hygiene items, diapers, wipes, baby bottles, baby formula, baby powder, clothing, blankets, canned foods, water, shelf stable foods, flashlights with batteries, pet supplies and cleaning materials. Monetary donations also will be accepted at the Hurlock Town Office.
In 2016, Hurlock helped collected donations for people affected by the wildfires in the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. Two trucks transported goods to Tennessee.
“I’m very proud of how this community comes together for the people in need who are facing a tragedy,” Spratt said. “I wanted to thank Federalsburg for helping in this effort. They helped us a lot when we collected donations for the wildfires. We appreciate all their help.”
For more information about donations, call Joyce Spratt at 443-521-4392.