Relief efforts for those suffering from Hurricane Harvey continue throughout the nation and in Sequoyah County.
Sonic Drive In and Journey Church in Sallisaw and Sallisaw’s Garden Walk Apartments and affiliates are all accepting donations for the victims in Texas.
Sonic Drive In and Journey Church will be accepting donations through Friday for delivery by volunteers over the weekend.
Denise Norvell of Sonic said, “I’ve got 30 cases of water coming in for Texas.”
The apartment complexes, which include Garden Walk and Rose Rock in Sallisaw and Savannah Park in Vian, will be accepting donations through Sept. 9. However, they plan the first delivery on Thursday.
Items most needed are:
*baby diapers of all sizes and wipes
*baby formula and baby food
*canned food items of all kinds
*toiletries such as toilet paper, shampoo, body soap, toothbrushes and paste, deodorant, etc.
*towels and washcloths
*clothing of all sizes and varieties for men, women, infants and children
*new socks and underwear
*dog and cat food
In addition Fred Chapman of Vian recommends donation be made for the hurricane and flood victims through Sheep Dog Impact Assistance. Donations may be made on the organization’s web site at sheedogia.org through Pay Pal. Information on donating is available on the web site in the top right hand corner.
Chapman said the organization, although small, is made up of first responders and retired military.
The Sheep Dog chapter in Benton, Ark., is sending a team to Houston and the surrounding area to offer whatever aid is needed.
“It’s just a little outfit of trained, dedicated people who want to help,” Chapman said.
Donations may also be made through the Red Cross by donating on the Red Cross web site, by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or by texting HARVEY to 90999, which automatically donates $10 to the Red Cross.
To donate to the Salvation Army visit their web site at helpsalvationarmy.org , call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or text STORM to 51555.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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