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Truck being loaded for "FOX10: Together for Texas" drive

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FOX10 is nearing the end of its Together for Texas relief drive.

You still have until Friday to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims.

But the supplies that have already been dropped off were being loaded Thursday at Volunteers of America headquarters in Mobile.

And some young volunteers were on hand to do the heavy lifting.

Members of the UMS-Wright football team and students from Mobile Christian School volunteered their time to move dozens of boxes of water, cleaning supplies, and other donations from you to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

Wallace Davis, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Southeast said, "I have been overwhelmed by the response of people from all over this community.  They have come, they have given, they have shared and, many times, it has not been from people's abundance, but it's been from their heart."

Students we talked to know the importance of helping victims of Hurricane Harvey.

UMS-Wright student Hunter Middleton said, "It's just great to be out here and help the community and, in all honesty, it's the least we can do.  Those people have gone through a lot and they just need a little bit of help." 

Layne Bleyswyk, a  student from Mobile Christian, said, "I believe that we should be helping all people in the U.S., and we can't be there right now, so just sending things to them will make things a lot easier for them." 

The truck filled with supplies leaves this weekend.

Davis said, "Saturday morning, we're going to leave here, 7 am, going to Houston and we're going to be taking a big truckload:  a big gift from the city and the community of Mobile and Baldwin County and saying, 'Here, here's our gift to you.'  We want to help, we've come to help."

You can continue to bring supplies to "Volunteers of America " headquarters at 600 Azalea Road or to Eastern Shore Toyota and Eastern Shore Hyundai in Baldwin County through Friday at 4pm.

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