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Galveston County
Galveston Independent School District
News Release
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Galveston Early College Collecting Donations for Bastrop County Wildfire Victims
Families affected by the devastating wildfires need clothes, toiletries, pet food, and first-aid items

GALVESTON, Texas – In conjunction with UTMB, students at Galveston Early College High School are coordinating the collection of non-perishable items for the thousands of victims of Bastrop County fires. The community is invited to bring donations to the Scott Campus (4116 Ave. N 1/2) until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Donations will be collected, sorted and delivered to a bigger distribution center in Smithville, Texas.

Items needed include:

  • New pillows, pillow cases, bedding
  • New underwear
  • Men’s and women's toiletries
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Pet kennels, leashes and collars
  • Pet food
  • Diapers and baby formula
  • Reusable bags
  • Band-aids and antibiotics/ointments

Galveston Early College High School will act as a staging center for the rest of the Galveston Independent School District. The Galveston community and surrounding areas are encouraged to drop off their non-perishables during school hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact Brenda Wilson at 409-692-5998.

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