Concho Valley Volunteers With Boats Headed to Houston


A little more help is on the way to Houston from the Concho Valley. Monday, volunteers with boats got on the way ready to rescue people in need after massive amounts of rain fall. 

Volunteers spent Monday gathering supplies, loading up donations and hitching up boats.

“We’re excited to go help people,” says Anthony Brown, the Paint Rock VFD Chief.

The Paint Rock and Eden Volunteer Fire Departments have been working together to get help to Houston. They decided to plan a trip after hearing there was a need.

“We just got a lot of callouts asking for boats,” says A. Brown.

A couple of churches, Lake Ivie VFD, and Concho Park Marina are just some of the places that are helping make this trip possible.

“It’s really nice it’s emotional,” says A. Brown.

They say it’s amazing to see all the people who want to help including a stranger who saw them buying supplies.

“A lady just walked up behind me, tapped me on the shoulder and said are you all going to Houston and she said will you put this towards whatever you can use it for and handed us $50,” says A. Brown.

Eight volunteers are taking the four boats to Houston, some of the volunteers are firefighters, 

“We have several of the members on the department but like I said, we’re all just going just to go,” says Debbie Brown, the Paint Rock VFD Assistant Chief.

They don’t know how long they’ll be there for.

“Just as long as we’re needed,” says Debbie Brown.

Another group will be heading to Houston on Friday. So anyone who still wants to help can drop donations off at the Eden Fire Department.

“If somebody asks for help, your going to get it from Texas, that’s just the truth,” says A. Brown.


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