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Long County residents taking donations to Texas victims

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LUDOWICI, GA (WTOC) -

Long County residents are doing their part to help those victims.

Volunteers loaded trucks and trailers with food, bottled water, clothing and other items Saturday morning.

They're heading to Beaumont, Texas. Compass Worship Center and the Long County 4-H Club teamed up with other businesses and organizations in the county earlier this week. 

"Prior to coming here I pastored in Columbia, South Carolina that experienced floods a couple years ago and as pastor there we served as a distribution center to the needs in Columbia," said Byron Powers, Lead Pastor, Compass Worship Center. "So I saw firsthand what it is to be on the receiving end so now it will be on the blessing or giving end is very fulfilling."

They've been taking up these donations all week. They loaded nearly 5 trucks and trailers with supplies. 

"Oh, I'm just overwhelmed at the response from other churches, from businesses, from the community. it's just really been overwhelming. Regardless of what, you know, people's denominations or whatever they're coming together to meet a need," said Byron Powers, Compass Worship Center.

"We went and cleaned out our closets and found what we could and donated and actually have some men's clothes that are brand new that went and purchased and brought up," said Amanda Parker, Ludowici Resident.

They'll be in Beaumont late Sunday night or Monday morning.

Organizers will take donations as long as people are willing. To find out where you can drop yours off, call Chrisie Stanfield, Compass Worship Center Outreach Coordinator, at 912.230.5245 or Savannah Carter, Long County Extension Educator (4-H), at 912.294.3970.

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