Volunteers needed for large-scale supply drop-off in Richmond
RICHMOND, Texas – A massive Harvey relief effort is taking place in Richmond. Pastors from theCHURCH in Rosenberg are coordinating a large scale supply drop -off and distribution center.
The Texas Army National Guard is helping to unload semitrucks filled with donations from all over the country. Four hundred volunteers are needed each day to sort, organize and load trucks with donated items. The trucks will then be driven to 60 pick-up points where the products will be dropped off and handed directly to hurricane survivors.
With the help of volunteers, the facility had more than 3 million pounds of goods leave the warehouse since it opened four days ago. The warehouse is at 1400 FM 2218 in Richmond. Those goods will reach seven counties that include cities like Beaumont, Lumberton and Houston.
"You have every race, group, sex, color come together to serve the community," pastor Steve Kyles said.
Organizers said they now need cleaning supplies: gloves, masks, bleach, mops, brooms, etc.
"We would love for you to come. We will help get you involved," Kyles said. "It's amazing the amount of trucks and product that have come down here."
The facility needs 400 volunteers daily to operate. Volunteers can show up from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. every day.
Massive supply drop off center at 1400 FM 2218 in Richmond. Needs 400 volunteers a day. You can show up daily at 8am-7pmPosted by KPRC2 Rose-Ann Aragon on Thursday, September 7, 2017
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