Second truck of supplies heads for Texas


EDISON — One truck load wasn’t enough.

Morrow County residents wanted to do more, so Jim Bartlett and others worked to fill a second truck of items being sent to victims of Hurricane Harvey this week.

“We’ve had more than a thousand donations,” Bartlett said Monday morning as the second truck prepared to leave from Crop Production Services. “This is a great community effort.”

The effort began two weeks ago with a truck parked at the Save-A-Lot store. Clothing, water and toiletries were among the needed items for those in the aftermath of the storm in Texas.

Crop Production Services got involved to help after people wanted to help donate more supplies, said manager Brandon Nace.

“We called our distribution center. We have eight plants in Texas and six of them got flooded. So we wanted to help,” Nace said.

“During the day, the community collected items. Every night they brought them to our warehouse. Our employees sorted and packed them onto the truck.”

Among the items on the 29 pallets are 10 full pallets of water, paper products, household cleaners, diapers and baby wipes, personal hygiene items, non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and dog food.

“Everything folks need for every day survival,” Bartlett said.

The destination is a CPS facility in Spring, Texas.

Mike Reeser and Trevor Anderson are making the trip, leaving about 4 a.m. Tuesday and arriving by 11 a.m. Wednesday. Sydney Bartlett and Galen Robinson were instrumental in the project.

Cash donations of $500 were used to purchase diapers and other items from Drug Mart.

“This whole collection effort was about five days,” he said. “We had a lot of my friends and neighbors and local businesses step up. Thank you to everyone who helped out.”

Marion County and surrounding areas also assisted. A Northmor Girl Scout troop collected school supplies and those are going to a troop in Texas.

The outpouring was so great that there are another 10 pallets filled that can go to aid victims of Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida over the weekend.

“We just need someone to transport them to Florida,” Bartlett said.

Anyone interested in taking the items can contact CPS at 419-946-1055 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

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Crop Production Services employees put the final touches on a truckload on items headed to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
http://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/09/web1_truck-filled-2.jpgCrop Production Services employees put the final touches on a truckload on items headed to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Crop Production Services aids local efforts

By Anthony Conchel

The Sentinel