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LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Here's where you can donate items in Laredo for Harvey victims

Laredo , August 30, 2017

Here's where you can donate items in Laredo for Harvey victims

On Monday, a youth football team, BAYFL Miners, hosted a donation drive for evacuees staying in Laredo.

City of Laredo District 7 Councilman George Altgelt facilitated the delivery of over 30 cases of water, bags of dog food, various personal hygiene products, baby items and other miscellaneous items.

A donation drive held by the BAYFL Miners Football League will continue this week to help Hurricane Harvey victims. They will be accepting donations through Friday during their football practices from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Father McNaboe Park. For more information, contact Eddie Arrambide at 956-206-1633.

Click through the gallery to see other places in Laredo where you can donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

A number of local entities are also hosting collection drives. They are asking for non-perishable food; water; personal hygiene products; clothing and shoes in good condition; blankets; and pet food. Some are also accepting cash and check donations.

On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar thanked all of the first responders and others at the local, state and federal levels who are "bravely and selflessly providing assistance to our fellow citizens and Texas."

"I wanted to take the time to especially point out the relief work done by the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sectors," he said in a statement. "In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey — at a time where Texas needed them the most — they rose above their given duties to come to the aid of their fellow citizens providing manpower, assets and support.

"United States Customs and Border Protection agents and officers from across the country have been assisting with search-and-rescue missions and aiding state and local agencies in Houston and other areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. (On Monday) alone, these brave individuals conducted 105 missions in support of the recovery effort, including 54 air missions hoisting over 107 to safety, and conducted dozens of transport operations for blood transfusions.

"The Webb County Sheriff's Office also sent personnel (Tuesday) to aid the efforts in Houston. To both of them, every other first responder and all others working to support our fellow Texans, I thank you for your service."

Cuellar's brother is Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar.