How you can help residents in Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey

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As the catastrophe in Texas plays out in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and all the flooding, people in the local community are already looking at ways in which they can assist. One way is by rounding up any purchases that you make at Kroger. The grocery store is asking its customers round up their purchases to the nearest dollar or making a cash donation when they visit their local Kroger. Customers’ donations will assist the American Red Cross in providing aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey. This began Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 and will continue until Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

In Walton County, Faith in Serving Humanity is coordinating efforts with Texas churches to collect some of the critical items that are needed and to get them to the people who need them.

If you can donate any of the items listed below, you are asked to take them this week to the F.I.S.H. Ministry office at 700 S. Madison in Monroe between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.  If you live in the Loganville area and want to donate items for F.I.S.H. to take this weekend to victims in the flood zone, Loganville Fire Chief Carl Morrow is making Loganville Fire Stations available as pick up points.

The following are the ways that you can help F.I.S.H. in this mission.

DONATE SUPPLIES (see list and instructions)
VOLUNTEER – they need help daily 9-5 receiving donations! Email for more information.
DONATE FUNDS to help defray the costs for trailers, truck drivers, fuel, and additional supplies. Visit and indicate “Texas Relief” under Special Instructions. Donate what you can, help where you can, and continue to pray for those in need.

Bottled water
Cleaning products
Trash bags
Paper towels
Adult diapers
Baby food
Baby formula
Canned meat
Hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, etc)
Feminine hygiene items
Nutrition drinks such as Boost
Pet food
Antiobiotic cream

Editor’s Note: If you know of any other local church or civic organization that is contributing to the recovery mission, please email and we will share the details.

The Better Business Bureau is warning people to be careful how they donate and who they donate through. Click or tap on this link for tips on how to ensure that your support goes to the victims in Texas.

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