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Six Hendersonville Fire Department firefighters teamed up with firefighters with the Metro Nashville Fire Department last week to help with relief efforts in the Houston, Texas area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in 12 years, the storm has caused at least 66 deaths and has been declared the worst disaster in Texas history.

The firefighters, who were deployed to College Station, Texas to assist the Houston Fire Department, assisted with relief efforts and evacuations, according to Fire Chief Scotty Bush.

How to help:

Senior Citizens of Hendersonville, in conjunction with the Hendersonville Fire Department, is collecting the following items to help with relief efforts for the Texas and Louisiana victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Center is located at 197 Imperial Boulevard and is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center will be collecting the items until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
• Diapers (new in box)
• Baby Formula
• Baby clothes for boys and girls - all sizes
• Underwear for men, women and children - all sizes, BRAND NEW IN PACKAGE
• Socks for men, women and children - all sizes, BRAND NEW IN PACKAGE
• Hygiene products - shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, razors, shaving cream, Q-tips, feminine hygiene products
• Adult Diapers in all sizes
• Bottled Water
• Non-Perishable food items (especially canned food)
• Cots
• Over-the-Counter medications
• New & gently used clothing for men, women & children - all sizes (especially sweat pants and tee shirts)
• Small radios AND batteries
• Small appliances such as crock pots, electric griddles, microwaves, toasters, toaster ovens)
• Toys, blocks, etc.
• Coloring Books, crayons, stickers
• New & used books
• Cardboard boxes - broken down
• Tape for cardboard boxes
• Toilet paper
• Paper towels
• Cleaning supplies
• Styrofoam & paper plates, bowls; plastic cups, plastic utensils
• Napkins
• Single bed sheets & pillows - NEW for cots
• Flashlights AND batteries

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