El Paso unites with victims of Hurricane Harvey


Rene Delgadillo, Web Editor

El Paso is preparing to send help for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which has left thousands of people without a home and food.

El Paso Unites for Hurricane Harvey Animal Rescue will take place on Sept. 3 at San Jacinto Plaza from 3 to 11 p.m. The event hopes to raise as many funds possible to help relocate families and animals in the affected areas.

“The idea behind the event is to bring together the El Paso community and find and deliver the help to those in the affected areas,” said Ryan Coulehan community outreach program manager at the Humane Society of El Paso.

The event will feature live music, a kids area, food and a pet adoption event.

“We are opening our doors and welcoming anybody who would like to donate for pets, but of course we will be accepting items for people. It is important to remember that the items have to be new. Some of the items that we need are underwear, socks, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, bottled water and towels.”

After the event, a group of volunteers will drive to the affected areas and deliver the donations to the Red Cross.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have any idea of when will the vans take the donations. We still have to wait for the storm to settle down before we can make any decisions of when we can send our donations,” Coulehan said. “I can’t tell them how sorry I am for this natural disaster they’re going through, and I would like to promise them that the El Paso community will do everything with in its powers to help.”