Hill Country sheriffs band together to help Rockport-area

A boat is partially submerged in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BURNET, Texas (KXAN) — A number of Hill Country sheriff’s offices are banding together to make sure first responders In Aransas County have everything they need as they continue to work on recovery efforts.

The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating efforts to gather donations and resources to bring to volunteers and first responders later this month. The sheriffs, deputies and staff will travel to Aransas County on Sept. 29 and stay there through Oct. 1. The group will grill everything from hamburgers to chicken and provide all the sides to make sure everyone is well fed.

The patrol deputies on hand will also assist with patrols and security assignments. The group says their mission is to be “servants to our brothers.”

The group is still accepting the following items that will be distributed down in the Harvey-stricken area:

  • new packaged socks
  • underwear and tee-shirts of all sizes
  • toiletries items
  • diapers
  • diaper wipes
  • baby formula
  • ball caps
  • box fans
  • cleaning supplies (rubber gloves, spray bottles, trash bags, safety glasses, work gloves, mops, brooms, shovels, five-gallon buckets, dust pans, disinfecting wipes, bleach solvents)
  • mosquito and bug repellents
  • ropes
  • tarps
  • Giftcards to H-E-B or Walmart (no cash, please)

Donations can be dropped off at the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at 1601 E. Polk St., Burnet.

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office says they sent four deputies to Caldwell County to help with recovery efforts. The county jail also housed 43 prisoners for San Patricio County during the Hurricane.

The coalition includes the following agencies: Coryell County Sheriff’s Office, Mills County Sheriff’s Office, Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and Bosque County Sheriff’s Office

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