Delawareans Help with Houston Hurricane Relief Efforts

Wilmington resident Judy Travis accepted donations of supplies for residents of Houston today.

Over $2,000 of non-perishable groceries, paper products and other supplies were quickly assembled today in two locations in Delaware that will be distributed to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Both the Western and Northern regions of the GOP held collection drives this afternoon, and 3 van loads of items like diapers, canned goods, and bottled water will make their way to Texas tomorrow.

Judy Travis offered up her home on Foulk Road as a collection site today, and Genie Leake ran a drop off site at the University of Delaware, which is open until 6 pm today. Several people donated clothing, blankets, kids toys and books, fans, bathroom toiletries and over the counter medicine.

Three van loads of essentials will make there way to Houston, Texas tomorrow.

“Thank you to all the generosity of so many people. It was really wonderful to see people make time today to respond to our request to help,” said Travis.

The quick turnaround came in response from a request by a member of the Harris County Police in Houston, who called his friend Martin Nicholson in Wilmington yesterday to ask if Nicholson could help  get some supplies to Texas quickly. The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington and the Blood Bank of Delaware are also seeking donations to help hurricane victims.

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Christy Fleming

Christy Fleming

The managing editor of, Christy Fleming also supports a variety of non-profit initiatives in Delaware. Her background includes positions in public relations, advertising and journalism.

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