Eldorado Native on Mission to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
Gene Edmiston, a native of Eldorado and Schleicher County, lives in the Houston area now where he has seen first-hand the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.
In an effort to do his part to help his Harris County neighbors, Edmiston is collecting clothing, food and supplies to take to the Houston area, and he is asking Schleicher County residents to help.
Edmiston will be on the Schleicher County Courthouse square on Saturday, September 16th where he will collect items for Hurricane Harvey victims. He asks specifically for the following non-perishable items: cheese or peanut butter crackers; pudding, fruit cups; granola/power/cereal bars; single-serving soups (pull tabs); ramen noodles; packaged nuts, trail mix; fruit snacks, dried fruits; peanut butter crackers; pastas, spaghetti sauce; canned vegetables/fruit (pull tabs); macaroni and cheese boxes; chips/pretzels/goldfish; boxed drinks and juices; vienna sausages, spam (pull tabs); pop tarts, individual packets of oatmeal; canned tuna; bags of rice or beans; and baby formula, food.
Other items being sought include: clothing (separated like-kind); kids toys; cleaning supplies; household items; toiletries; baby Items (diapers, wipes, etc.); generators and extension cords; plastic-ware packages; ziploc and trash bags, gloves (all sizes); • WATER, WATER, WATER; sports drinks; wet/dry vacs, shop vacs, fans; school supplies; bug spray; and air mattresses.
Edmiston also lists things that he WILL NOT ACCEPT such as: furniture; appliances; broken items (toys, equipment); worn out items (clothes, shoes); flammable items (gas, diesel, oils, chemicals); firearms, weapons, ammo; lumber, large tools; USED undergarments (socks, underwear); winter clothes (it’s 95+ degrees and 95 percent humidity in Houston!)
Donations to Benefit Matt and Shelly Avery
Edmistion is working to raise funds for Matt and Shelly Avery whose home was flooded by the hurricane. He notes that they did not have flood insurance and are in financial need.
Edmiston says he used to work with Shelly Avery, so he knows the couple personally. He says the couple have always been quick to help others, including earthquake victims in Haiti.
Edmiston says anyone wanting to donate to the Averys can contact him on Facebook, or on his cell phone at 713-502-3367. Cash donations will be given directly to the Averys without fees being withheld. Alternately, donations may be made online through a GoFundMe account at https://www.gofundme.com/AveryFloodFund2017.