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Texas community ready and willing to help evacuees

Posted August 29

— Located west of San Antonio along Interstate 10 is the city of Kerrville. A community that is only about 22,000 citizens, has a heart the size of Texas and residents and officials here stand poised and ready to help those in need from around their state.

"The outpouring of resources from the city and county is immeasurable", says Kerrville mayor Bonnie White. "They are giving sacrificially" Mayor White said on Tuesday.

Red Cross Executive Director for the Hill Country Chapter, Jacque DuBose says that they are ready and are currently operating a shelter for folks located at Kerrville Bible Church and are working in partnership with another local organization, Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries, to accept tangible donations for folks fleeing Harvey and the destruction left in his wake.

"We plan for this", Mayor White said.

"We had signed emergency orders in place a week a in advance", says White.

In Kerrville, they are prepared. And with hearts the size of Texas, this Hill Country community stands waiting to bring relief to those who have already suffered so dearly.


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