ABC2 gets ready to fill the truck for Hurricane Harvey victims

Posted at 11:24 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 23:28:48-04

The flood waters are receding in Texas but the recovery effort continues. ABC2 teamed up with HCR ManorCare and Von Paris Moving to stuff a tractor trailer full of items for Hurricane Harvey victims. 

The response from the community has just been overwhelming and the generosity of the human spirit is alive and well even through tragedy. That's according to those manning the collection. 

"We're really seeing people give back to the community, said Jackie Nave of ManorCare Ruxton. The victims that were devastated by the hurricane in Texas, we want to be able to show our support." 

Join ABC2 and drop off your donations Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ruxton ManorCare.

Von Paris Storage and Moving provided a tractor trailer that will soon head to Texas. But before it does, thousands of donations are being collected and sorted.

"People are very encouraged, very inspired by seeing their fellow community members coming out, wanting to contribute even though we're so far away," Nave said.

"We're in a position to help we want to step up and do that and we have the equipment so we wanted to help. 
It's a generous community and people get the word out and here we are to help," John Von Paris, president of Von Paris Storage and Moving, told ABC2.

Pastor P.M. Smith of Huber Memorial Church is helping with the collections as well.  He  says distance doesn't matter when it comes to helping your fellow man.  He spoke to us amid a sea of bottled water, toilet paper and toiletries.

"There's a need and God has blessed us with tremendous resources," Smith said. 

At least 60 people died because of Harvey recovery continues in Texas as people in the Baltimore area work to do their part.

"When the need arose and the word went out we heard the cry and we responded," said Smith.

The giving continues Wednesday and until the tractor trailer is filled. It's expected to head to Texas next week.

Some of the products needed most:

  • Diapers                    
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Paper Towels            
  • Baby Wipes
  • Soaps/Shampoos    
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Baby Bottles/Baby Formula
  • Cases of Water        
  • Dog/Cat Food
  • Rubber Gloves

Click here for all the details and information for Wednesday's drive.