Lorena FD collects donations for Houston flooding victims

All types of aid and assistance is starting to pour in for Hurricane Harvey victims

LORENA - Lorena Fire Department will be accepting donations again at its station, located at 104 Center St, Lorena, TX 76655. 

Lorena Fire Department Captain Derek Roper said Thursday's collection will be the last one before the department delivers the goods to Rockport on Sunday. 

Roper said boy scouts will be at the station collecting donations from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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Aid and assistance poured in for Hurricane Harvey victims Sunday at the Lorena Fire Department.

Donations were collected to send to the Houston area.

All morning and well into the afternoon, residents throughout central Texas dropped off water, clothes, and non-perishable items at the fire station.

Lorena firefighters said they have friends and family in the southern part of Texas and wanted to do something to help the countless people in need. They said they planned this last minute and had no idea the community would respond in the way they did.

“It’s unbelievable how much help we’ve got out of the community and all the communities in the surrounding areas,” Chuck Roper, Lorena Assistant Fire Chief said. “people have been coming in since 9 o’clock this morning and we’ve got a steady stream right now. We really appreciate everything that everyone has done.”

The fire department stopped accepting donations at 3:00 p.m. However, citizens can make donations throughout the week at the Lorena Fire or Police Department. Diapers, baby food, cleaning supplies and trash bags are items needed the most. 

The fire department released this statement late Sunday afternoon: 

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