Local businesses team up to fill semitrailer with supplies for Harvey victims

WICHITA FALLS - A few businesses in town have teamed up to fill up a truck with goods to take down south.

Four local businesses joined forces on Tuesday morning, taking donations to give to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Now, they're asking the community to come together and donate.

"We partnered with Waters Ag and Doman Collision and Fowler Trucking," Dr. Scott Myers with ER Emergency Center said. "They instituted this. Organized it."

Next to the ER Now Emergency Room on Southwest Parkway, an 18-wheeler sits alone, waiting to get filled up with supplies.

Within moments of opening its doors, items were already rolling in. Eventually, the truck quickly stacked up more supplies for those in need. The supplies were stacked high and tight to eventually make it's way to the Texas Gulf.

"I've gone to Walmart and I've got as much as I could possibly get and send it down there," resident John White said. "You just got to help people out. Help people in need. They need help."

Resident Amanda Miller stopped by the truck and says she was grateful to give back.

"I'm just wanting to give back help as much as possible. Even the littlest things sometimes can help," Miller said. 

Even local first responders stopped by to help fill the truck.

"We're so far away from Houston that you wouldn't think that it will affect us in any way but the whole state of Texas is trying to help out down there," Assistant Fire Chief Donald Hughes said.

"And it think that's the great thing about Texas.Texas just tends to come together," Myers said. We help each other out and that's what we're here for. We just want those folks down there to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them."

 They are accepting the following:

- Perishable goods

- Diapers

- Baby formula

- Dog and cat food

- Water 

- Toiletries.

Fowler Trucking plans to drive to Katy, Texas, which is just on the west side of the Houston area. They plan to distribute the items to victims with a local ministry there.

Tuesday's trailer is expected to fill us and the businesses expect a new truck in to fill up on Wednesday.


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