Waller County residents unite to help flood victims

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Waller County residents unite to help flood victims

Royal ISD students and volunteers are giving back to flood victims in a big way. They are busy sorting through clothes, cleaning supplies and other donations from the community to give away.

Principal Justin Johnston is proud of their efforts.

"Now we're filling boxes. We're asking affected people to fill out a form so we know what their needs are," Johnston said. "We'll go around the warehouse, collect those needs and have them come and pick up their boxes."

Hearlean Hart has driven a school bus for Royal ISD for years. She said she had 18 inches of water inside her home last week. She picked up a box of donated items at Royal JHS.

"I have what health that I got, and every day is a new day," Hart said, "and I'll get up and do what I need to do."

According to Waller County Judge Trey Duhon, FEMA officials will be in Brookshire Wednesday to inspect the damage. Duhon said he feels confident Waller County will meet the requirements to be eligible for federal assistance.

The Red Cross shelter located at the Brookshire Civic Center closes 5pm Tuesday.

Ellen Jones Ministry, along with other church groups, have collected money to pay for hotel rooms for four flood victims with nowhere else to go.

Brookshire residents in need can dial 2-1-1 to be connected to the local United Way group and to the Waller County Recovery Committee. If you would like to donate to Brookshire flood victims, call the Royal JHS main office to see which items they need at the moment: 281-934-2241.

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