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Murray Saddle Club hosts Houston donation drive

The Murray Saddle Club is working to relieve the burdens on residents and rescue workers in the path of Harvey by collecting food and supplies and making a donation run Friday, Sept. 8, through Monday, Sept. 11.

“We might be a small club but if we can make a huge difference in someone’s life, why not make an effort?” asked Toni Van Werden, president of theMurray Horse and Rider Club.

The club will also be hosting fundraisers to help with relief efforts.

“Our sole purpose is to bring all the relief we possibly can first and foremost to anyone negatively impacted by Hurrican Harvey. Additional funds will be given to Toolbank USA or Team Rubicon who are currently deployed in the Houston area,” said co-coordinator Stephen Kirby.

A fundraiser page has been started at GoFundMe.com/houston-we-have-a-solution

“We currently have a trailer that is open for donations. Please consider donating any of the following: blankets, shoes, compact mirrors, (adult, teen and baby) clothes, diapers, toiletries (hairbrushes, toilet paper, toothbrushes and toothpaste), cleaning supplies (scrub brushes)  tarps, basic medicines – (cough syrup, ibuprofen), ponchos, rain jackets, rain boots, umbrellas, non-perishable foods and pet supplies. *Gift cards for gas, home improvement store(s), restaurants, and general stores (such as Walmart, Target, ect) will be handed directly to victims of Hurricane Harvey,” said Kirby.

The Red Cross Greater Iowa Chapter is also involved in relief efforts, deploying four emergency vehicles to the area — including one manned by Jerry Mason of Corydon and Tom Hess of Robins

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