North Point-Edgemere VFD collects donations for Harvey victims
The District 6 Delegation team — State Sen. Johnny Ray Salling and Dels. Bob Long, Robin Grammer, and Ric Metzgar (all R-6)— teamed up with the North Point-Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department to provide relief for the Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Starting on Sept. 1, the fire department began accepting donations of food, water, clothing, and other various supplies to benefit those who had lost power, shelter, and other possessions during the momentous storm.
“Every time we would sit down the bell would ring telling us we had someone else here to drop off supplies,” said Michael Karavas of the Volunteer Fire Department.
“With all the negativity in the world it’s nice to see the community come together to help people like this.”
On Thursday, Sept. 7, the District 6 team came to the firehouse to help the fire department accept donations.
“It’s a shame that something like this had to happen, but I’m glad that it can bring us together,” Sen. Salling said.
“I was amazed how everyone came together,” Del. Long added.
Although the hurricane re- lief requested that any donated clothing be held, the nonperishable food items were sent in lieu.
Local business owner, Buddy McGowan, donated the tow motor, tractor trailer, and the transportation down to Texas.
The final donations filled a 53 ft tractor trailer.
Del. Bob Long (left) operated the tow motor to help load the pallet trucks with the assistance of State Sen. Johnny Ray Salling (right).
One of the requested donations was for pet food, and the community of Dundalk delivered.
PHOTOS BY MIA MCCASLIN Del. Ric Metzgar helped families unload the donations they brought to the firehouse.
A variety of donations were made from clothes to water bottles to small pieces of furniture.