Hurlock, Fed­er­als­burg col­lect­ing do­na­tions for hur­ri­cane vic­tims

Dorchester Star - - Regional - Fol­low Caro­line/Dorch­ester Ed­i­tor Dustin Holt on Twitter @Dustin_S­tarDem. By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com

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.

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