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Fort Wayne company collecting cleaning supplies for Hurricane Harvey-hit Katy, Texas

Signs around Fort Wayne ask passers-by to pray or think of people in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. This one at Washington Elementary School, 1015 W. Washington Blvd., reads, "Our thoughts are with Texas," Tuesday evening. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
Signs around Fort Wayne ask passers-by to pray or think of people in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. This one at Washington Elementary School, 1015 W. Washington Blvd., reads, "Our thoughts are with Texas," Tuesday evening. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)

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Cleaning supplies needed

GT Autobody is collecting these items for Katy, Texas, residents affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Cleaning supplies: bleach, dish detergent, laundry detergent,
deodorizers, Clorox spray and wipes, Pine-Sol and toilet cleaner

Supplies: buckets, mops, brooms, cleaning rags, toilet brushes, glass cleaner, gloves, trash bags, face masks, humidifiers, shop vacuums and first-aid kits

For more information, call GT Autobody at 260-478-1773.

 

Chapel collecting items

The Chapel, 2505 W. Hamilton Road, is asking churches of all faiths, businesses and the Fort Wayne community to join together to help the Houston area by sending a semi trailer of donations. It will collect donations until 5 p.m. Thursday. A full list of items is at www.thechapel.net and includes N95 and N99 allergen/fume/mold masks, generators, dehumidifiers, snow shovels and fans. For more information, call Dave Walters at 260-625-6200. It recommends that those wanting to donate otherwise to go through Samaritan's Purse, www.samaritanspurse.org. 

 

Salvation Army collection

K & S Pallets has delivered a semi trailer to the Salvation Army parking lot at 2901 N. Clinton St. to fill with donations from the public. Once full, K & S Pallets will pay a driver to deliver it to a designated distribution site where it will be sorted and sent in to the disaster areas. All donations will go to hurricane survivors or those helping them.


The Salvation Army is only collecting these types of products:

Non-perishable food
Food items must be packaged in sturdy cans, boxes or bags. Avoid items packaged in glass. Acceptable items include:

* Canned meals (soup, stews, chili)
* Tuna (or other canned meats)
* Boxed instant meals (macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper)
* Peanut butter
* Canned fruit
* Canned vegetables
* Canned or bagged beans
* Pasta and spaghetti sauce
* Rice
* Cereal
* Healthy snacks


Baby supplies

Formula, food, bottles, pacifiers, diapers and wipes.


Hygiene products

* Soap
* Shampoo
* Toothbrush
* Toothpaste
* Razor
* Deodorant
* Hair brushes and combs
* Feminine hygiene products
* Body wipes
* Hand sanitizer

Unacceptable Items
* Water and beverages.
* Chocolate and other candies.
* Perishable items, such as fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, and pastries.
*Flour or sugar

 

Culver's making donation

Participating Culver's restaurants across the country will hold a fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims. On Sept. 12, a percentage of sales will be collected on every menu item sold. The donations will go to the United Way of Greater Houston. Participating restaurants in the over 630-restaurant chain across 24 states will also collect personal donations from customers. 

 

Chick-fil-A sales for Houston

Chick-fil-A at Glenbrook Square owner Jamie Ochsner, who was born in the Houston area, is donating all the sales from that store Wednesday to help those in Houston.

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As Hurricane Irma bears down on the Caribbean and Florida, thousands of Texans driven out by Hurricane Harvey last month are returning to their devastated homes. A local trucking company will deliver donations to Katy, Texas, in about two weeks.

GT Autobody, 3330 Engle Road, is collecting items for delivery in a 53-foot semitrailer set to leave Sept. 24.

GT Autobody owner Gene Smith has been in daily talks with an apostolic church in Katy, Texas.

"They just need tons of cleaning supplies, for all the mold," Smith said.

Local businesses are collecting items for the effort, but he asks that donors who want to help drop off items and money directly at GT Autobody 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays so the donations can be loaded into the truck. Twins Transport of Columbia City is donating the truck and transportation costs.

Smith said he isn't doing anything for publicity.

"I just believe in helping those in need," he said. "I believe it's something God wants us to do."

Companies that are helping with donations include Fort Wayne Newspapers, Jess Lewis Transmission, Economy Auto Parts, Sycamore Specialized Carriers, Frontier and A Plus Appraisals.

More Information

Cleaning supplies needed

GT Autobody is collecting these items for Katy, Texas, residents affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Cleaning supplies: bleach, dish detergent, laundry detergent,
deodorizers, Clorox spray and wipes, Pine-Sol and toilet cleaner

Supplies: buckets, mops, brooms, cleaning rags, toilet brushes, glass cleaner, gloves, trash bags, face masks, humidifiers, shop vacuums and first-aid kits

For more information, call GT Autobody at 260-478-1773.

 

Chapel collecting items

The Chapel, 2505 W. Hamilton Road, is asking churches of all faiths, businesses and the Fort Wayne community to join together to help the Houston area by sending a semi trailer of donations. It will collect donations until 5 p.m. Thursday. A full list of items is at www.thechapel.net and includes N95 and N99 allergen/fume/mold masks, generators, dehumidifiers, snow shovels and fans. For more information, call Dave Walters at 260-625-6200. It recommends that those wanting to donate otherwise to go through Samaritan's Purse, www.samaritanspurse.org. 

 

Salvation Army collection

K & S Pallets has delivered a semi trailer to the Salvation Army parking lot at 2901 N. Clinton St. to fill with donations from the public. Once full, K & S Pallets will pay a driver to deliver it to a designated distribution site where it will be sorted and sent in to the disaster areas. All donations will go to hurricane survivors or those helping them.


The Salvation Army is only collecting these types of products:

Non-perishable food
Food items must be packaged in sturdy cans, boxes or bags. Avoid items packaged in glass. Acceptable items include:

* Canned meals (soup, stews, chili)
* Tuna (or other canned meats)
* Boxed instant meals (macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper)
* Peanut butter
* Canned fruit
* Canned vegetables
* Canned or bagged beans
* Pasta and spaghetti sauce
* Rice
* Cereal
* Healthy snacks


Baby supplies

Formula, food, bottles, pacifiers, diapers and wipes.


Hygiene products

* Soap
* Shampoo
* Toothbrush
* Toothpaste
* Razor
* Deodorant
* Hair brushes and combs
* Feminine hygiene products
* Body wipes
* Hand sanitizer

Unacceptable Items
* Water and beverages.
* Chocolate and other candies.
* Perishable items, such as fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, and pastries.
*Flour or sugar

 

Culver's making donation

Participating Culver's restaurants across the country will hold a fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims. On Sept. 12, a percentage of sales will be collected on every menu item sold. The donations will go to the United Way of Greater Houston. Participating restaurants in the over 630-restaurant chain across 24 states will also collect personal donations from customers. 

 

Chick-fil-A sales for Houston

Chick-fil-A at Glenbrook Square owner Jamie Ochsner, who was born in the Houston area, is donating all the sales from that store Wednesday to help those in Houston.

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