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Organizations sending donated goods to Texas

Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 18:38:04-04

Donated items are filling up to go down to Texas to help those in need.

"They are in complete need right now they don't have clothes, they don't have shoes, they've been wearing the same clothes for five days."

“They don't have water, they don't have anything."

A group of Omaha natives are collecting hurricane relief items in front of five Hyvee stores. 

"We have to come together as a community and help this city out."

 Hyvee is also pitching in.

"Customers can make a dollar or five dollar donation at any Hyvee store and Hyvee will match up to 100 thousand dollars."

People are not the only ones who need help after Hurricane Harvey's disaster.

Crates, collars and leashes are also being donated for pets in need.

"Obviously there are a lot of people and pets in need with the weather situation in Texas, so we had some extra food and kitty items that we could do without.”

“We wanted to drop them off to put them in good use."

 At least 100 crates have been donated to the Nebraska Humane Society to help animals displaced after the storm.

"They need a safe place where they can feel comfortable and not so scared."

These items are being used to help keep pet owners and their pets close while homeless.

"Sometimes pets get overlooked and they are a part of the family, and may be the only thing some people have left."

If you would like to donate hurricane relief items you can find more information at Omaha For Houston’s facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/OmahaforHouston/