Representatives from Able Moving & Storage and community members have come together to collect supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
According to Able Moving & Storage Marketing Manager Andy Lopez, the company is out collecting supplies in Woodbridge and South Riding.
“Once we got [word] of the whole situation with Hurricane Harvey, we found a good opportunity to help everyone down there,” said Lopez.
Lopez said that the company’s owner and several employees have family members living in the affected areas.
“When things like Katrina and Sandy hit, you know, there was just a great unifying experience, and Harvey’s no different. So it’s great for our company to be able to be out here on the East Coast and get everybody together to help everyone down in the south,” said Lopez.
According to Lopez, the group is collecting building supplies, school supplies, baby supplies, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products.
“The drop off plan right now is still kind of in the works, because we’re all trying to get enough donations to send down there. But we’re hoping in the next two weeks tops to at least have a tractor-trailer load down there with about five to ten volunteers,” said Lopez.
The company has collected one and a half truckloads so far, and when they are ready to bring the donations, they will take a company truck down to Texas at Calvary Community Church in Houston, said Lopez.
In addition to collecting donations, community members hosted a community bake sale in Woodbridge today, with all proceeds raised to be used by Able Moving & Storage to purchase additional supplies for hurricane victims.