Liz Kennedy | The Rosebud News
The NJHS students at Westphalia ISD have helped organize Hurricane Harvey donations as they are brought in.
Helping hands for Harvey victims
People from all over the Rosebud-Lott and Westphalia area have come together to make sure those affected by last weeks storm are being taken care of.
Hurricane Harvey quickly became one of the worst natural disasters that America has seen in quite some time.
Immediately the American Spirit came out in everyone across the country, and the men, women, and children in this area were a perfect example of that. Groups of individuals moved quickly to get as much as they could together for those still living in the path of the storm, and those displaced by it.
Westphalia ISD, and their National Junior Honor Society students started collecting items needed for basic hygiene on Wednesday. Through a parent at the school, they got connected with Baylor Scott and White Health to collect these small everyday items that are so needed on the coast.
When ever donations came in the students would get together to organize them and put them into kits. They will also be helping deliver them to Baylor Scott and White in Temple on Thursday so they can be distributed. While the delivery will probably have been made when you read this, Superintendent Robert Hudson said they will continue to take anything donated and can always get it to those deliver them.
In Rosebud a group of citizens including Jamie Johns, and Deborah Kimble and a few others came together on their own. Last week Jamie’s brother James Pratt contacted her about a collection he was helping get together in Cameron for the town of Rock Port.
She immediately agreed when he asked if she could do the same in Rosebud. In just a few short days citizens had delivered enough donations of clothes, basic hygiene items, and water to fill up a few trucks and trailers, as well as smaller pieces of equipment to help any clean up going on.
There were also donations to help at least three families that had taken refuge in Falls County. For anyone in Rosebud still wanting to donate Restoration Covenant church is also a drop off area for needed items.
Facebook has been one way each of these groups have gotten the word on their collections out, so keep your eyes open on your feed for the next few weeks.