Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Texas flood victims are in dire need after nearly four feet of rain has fallen in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and one Edmonson County man is leading a local effort to help.
Zachary Bullock and other volunteers will be set up to receive donations at the Edmonson County Public Library Thursday, August 31, from 4:30pm to 7pm.
Bullock says that they're looking for non-perishable food items, bottled water, pet food, and basic necessities that will be collected and transported to the Houston and surrounding areas.
He also said a joint effort from several of his friends is underway in other counties.
Bullock advised that clothing items will not be accepted due to the extra sorting and storage they will require, but that food, water, and other basic items are the focus for this project.
"This is very serious and I just want to help out in any way I can," he said.
**UPDATE: Anyone who cannot make it tomorrow can bring their items to C&C Firearms WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY morning and items will be transported to Zachary Bullock.**
Multiple reports from national news outlets have said more than 20 deaths have mounted in the historic flood. That number is predicted to rise as flood waters recede. It's also estimated over a half million homes are damaged as a result of the storm. As of this morning, reports showed that more than 500,000 people were in need of immediate relief.