Montgomery County Sheriff's Office taking donation for Texas this week

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is taking donations to supply to the people of Texas who are still reeling from Hurricane Harvey.

The Department said Volvo in Dublin donated a 53 foot truck to fill with goods like dry foods, toiletries, baby supplies, and dog food.

Others sponsoring the drive include Blue Ridge Church and Clinton's Transfer & Storage, Inc.

Donations will be given to Hearts with Hands-Disaster Relief.

The drive is asking for food such as pop-top canned goods, dry cereal, canned meat, peanut butter, dry milk, 100% fruit juice, Gatorade, and pre-packaged snack item.

People can also bring paper towels, toilet paper, diapers and baby wipes, new underwear and socks in all sizes, and pet food.

Donations are expected to be accepted through Friday September 8, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The Sheriff's Office said this movement was necessary, in their eyes.

Chief Deputy Bradley St. Clair explained, "We had an outpouring of people [saying], 'What can we do? How can we help?' Short of actually living there and being able to get out into the situation, which we don't this is the next best thing we can do."

On Friday, if the truck isn't full, the Department will consider going into the next week.

If it fills up before Friday, the office hopes to get a second truck for goods.

The drive's flier also says people can donate here.

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