Gadsden and Etowah County responded to help people in Rosenberg, Texas, ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. Now, Rosenberg is requesting aid for a couple of its neighboring communities, according to a news release from the Gadsden/Etowah Emergency Management Agency.
A tractor-trailer full of supplies gathered here has been received in Rosenberg, EMA Director Deborah Gaither said, and people and pets used it quickly.
However, Gaither said officials in Rosenberg asked that the next load be sent to West Columbia and Sweeny, Texas. They are two rural communities not near chain stores, some homes there remain 14 inches under water and they have no water or sewer service.
Donations will again be accepted Saturday — one day only — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the former JCPenney location in the Gadsden Mall. A truck will leave that night for Texas.
Items requested are peroxide, vinegar, toilet paper, flat shovels, claw racks, N95 masks, brooms, paper towels, gift cards, mops, scrub brushes and yard pump sprayers.
If additional items are needed, they will be listed on the Relief for Rosenberg Facebook page.
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