The Fairmont First Church of the Nazarene has partnered with WBOY to fill a tractor trailer full of relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Volunteers said their goal was to gather as many supplies as possible to send down to Houston by reaching out to community members and organizations for support.
About 30 pallets of supplies, weighing 18,360 pounds, were filled and loaded into a semi trailer Thursday. Items collected included diapers, baby formula, water, first aid gear and other personal care items.
Organizers said they hope their efforts reach to community members of Houston to help with clean up.
“All of these supplies are going down the Houston First Church of the Nazarene which has been designated by the Nazarene Church International as the disaster relief center or hub for all the disaster relief going down the Houston area. So, it will go down there and then it will be distributed according to need throughout the community,” said Ken Aucremanne, a volunteer with the Fairmont First Church of the Nazarene.
Organizers said Beaumont, Texas is still suffering a huge loss of clean drinking water and food in that area. All the food and water will be taken from Houston and distributed into that area.