Here is a list of ways you can donate locally to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey:
- The First Baptist Church in Duncan is collecting items they will be taking down to Houston to give to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The church is looking for donations of bottled water, but also for a few specific items that they think are desperately needed, but might not be brought by others looking to help. Those items include diapers, baby formula, laundry detergent and dog food. If you want to help, you can drop supplies off at the two trailers. One is at the First Baptist Church on Ash Avenue in Duncan. The other is at Murf's Guns off Highway 81.
- The City of Anadarko is collecting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. People can drop off water, non-perishable foods, blankets, and clothing to Anadarko's Fire station 1. Monetary donations can be dropped off at Anadarko City Hall, where it will be put into a relief fund and given to the American Red Cross.
- Employees at Glover Paint and Body in Marlow are collecting supplies for storm victims to take down to Southeast Texas on Friday. Valerie Terbush has lived through natural disasters before and wanted to help victims in Katy, Texas. Yesterday morning, she posted a list of items they want to collect on Facebook, and the response so far has been good. The shop's owner, Justin Glover, even went to Wal-mart and bought 85 cases of water. Terbush says if you'd like to help, you can bring your donations to Glover Paint and Body on East Ballpark Road in Marlow. You can also call and they will pick up the items from your home or business.
- Some people in Duncan are getting supplies together to take to the victims of Harvey. A group decided to put backpacks together to give to those who lost everything in the hurricane. The backpacks will include everything one person might need. That includes personal hygiene items along with socks, underwear, batteries, and flashlights. If you'd like to donate, you're asked to drop off the items at Spiked Salon or at 415 West Main Street in Duncan. The group of 8:00 will leave on September 9th.
- Lawton FFA students are pitching in to help the farming community. They're collecting hay, fencing, animal feed and anything that could possibly be of use to farmers and ranchers. The heavy rains and flooding destroyed hay, feed, and fences. FFA students at all three Lawton high schools are banding together to help as much as they can. Their donation drive kicked off yesterday. Anyone that wants to help can take things like food, fence posts, shovels, buckets, anything that farmers and ranchers need to any of the three high schools. They are also accepting donations of diapers, bottled water and really anything that could be beneficial to those struggling right now.
- Lawton resident Jennifer Johnson is helping victims affected by Hurricane Harvey in Baytown. She will be at Dominoes Pizza on Gore Boulevard this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a Uhaul. While she collected about 2 dozens cases of water so far, she needs medical supplies, toiletries, and food. Johnson says she will leave at 5:00 or when the truck fills up. She will be taking the items to a local Baptist church in Baytown.
- Navajo High School is hosting a supply drive to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The supply drive will last until September 8th. They are accepting non-perishable food items, toiletries, blankets, pillows, baby products, paper plates/cups, and silverware. The donations will be given to affiliates of Martha Road Baptist Church in Texas to ensure the items get to the people that need them most. Items can be dropped off at the Main entrance of the high school or call 580-482-7742 to arrange pickup.
- The Cache Senior Center is collecting donations to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. They're going to organize the donations this weekend and take them to local organizations that are headed to Texas. He says they will continue to accept donations at the center. It's open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
- To support the Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief Program online, go to helpsalvationarmy.org. You can also donate by text-- just text Storm to 51555 to receive a donation link.