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Hurricane Harvey victims get help from Oshkosh residents

(WLUK/Jerry Van Handel)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- Community members turned out in Oshkosh to make a difference for Hurricane Harvey victims.

The donations collected will be given to the Texas-area Association of the Deaf.

The donations will be given to those that are deaf, blind and hard of hearing.

The drive was organized by Wisconsin Relief for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf and Blind.

The group collected first aid kits, underwear and socks, flashlights, bottled water, batteries, insect repellent and hygiene products.

One of the organizers said she's been collecting since Harvey hit.

"I've been collecting it from different people and some we've bought new things," said Heather Stochwell. "The purpose of this is they really do need our help, it's part of our community, our hands to help them."

The group was able to fill a trailer with supplies.

Members will now drive the supplies down to Houston.


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