This week I thought it would be nice to talk about the support that Port Aransas has been getting from other places around the nation. This week we expect the arrival of a truckload of supplies from Farmington, Minnesota. Farmington residents started a bucket collection in which buckets were filled with donated items.
Here is a photo of the buckets and the caption tells you more.
The truck arrives on Monday after a 20-hour drive and is loaded with 500 buckets, lumber, windows, and doors.
Last week a former resident of Port Aransas got all his Austin friends together, and they loaded a semi with used furniture and household items.
Here is a shot of the semi and some of the items
Those are computer monitors and some office furniture.
Another photo of more items. The truck was unloaded, and people were free to come and pick up what they needed.
In a house that was completely gutted a donation station has been set up. The above photo shows available healthcare items.
Water and cleaning supplies.
Human and pet food.
I had to take a close-up to show that Toms donated some shoes to Port Aransas residents.
Always heartbreaking to realize the little children are involved as well.
To lift the spirit, there are art items.
The former kitchen has kitchen items.
The rules of the donation station and an announcement that the food pantry is open on Tuesday for an hour.
So day to day life in Port Aransas moves on with the help of donations.