Miles Residents Collect Items to Help Houston Flood Victims

San Angelo - TX - The efforts to help the flood victims on the Texas Gulf Coast continues to grow everyday.

"We're a very small city, but we have a lot of big hearts, says Amy Fischer, the secretary for the city of Miles.

The population of Miles sits at a little over 800 people, but it's small towns like this that are uniting to help the residents of the larger cities.

"I know it's just a major flooding issue, there's so much devastation, none of us in this town can even imagine the devastation, but we feel it, our hearts are with them, we're just doing what we can to help out the best we can without being there," says Fischer.

The residents of Miles are collecting what they call absolute necessities.

Fischer says they're collecting a lot of diapers, wipes, non perishable food items, toilet paper, paper towels, hygiene products, shampoo soaps and other non-perishable items.

Laverne Redman has lived in Miles all her life and when the call came for donations, she wanted to help in any way she could.

"You know if we can just help somebody. I can't go in a boat and I'm scared the death of water, but maybe my quilts might help somebody," says Redman.

She's sending 40 handmade quilts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

"And I'm happy to be able to send this Houston or wherever it doesn't matter, wherever they need it.It might be a quilt for a child or a man or a woman for some security. I feel like that's what they need down there in Houston."

Cuate Trucking of Miles provided the semi for the donations. Items will be collected at City Hall through Friday.


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