Bosque County responds

There might not have been a direct threat for Bosque County, but event before Hurricane Harvey battered the Texas Coast, showing their empathy and generous nature Bosque County residents were offering barns and pastures to evacuated families and their livestock.

The Central Texas Youth Fair Association opened up their barns for anyone willing to drive to Clifton to get away from the storm. And in the aftermath, area Texas New Mexico Power work crews went south to help with the power outages, and Central Texas Game Wardens and National Guard reserves deployed to lend assistance.

As continued tropic rainfall and flooding incapacitates the south, prayer groups send prayers to the afflicted, hoping and praying to keep people safe.

The North American Lutheran Church is responding to provide disaster assistance and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Clifton’s Peace Lutheran has been designated as the North Texas distribution and coordination center for this NALC relief effort as many locations to the south are damaged.

Peace will be receiving relief supplies from the NALC and distributing them into the stricken areas. Donations of relief supplies and cash donations will be accepted by Peace Lutheran at the Clifton National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. - noon on Saturday Sept. 2.

Peace invites the community to join in their effort to provide relief to hurricane-stricken South Texas. Supplies needed are bottled water, non-perishable food items, first aid items, diapers and formula, work gloves, insect repellent, heavy duty trash bags, five-gallon buckets with lids, shovels, rakes, water hoses, blankets or quilts, tarps, paper towels, cleaning supplies, bibles and personal hygiene items.

The N TX District coordinator is Ricky Richards, and he can be reached at 214-213-3838 or peacelutheran1@centruylink.net.

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