Operation Harvey Relief is a local organization that is dedicated to providing relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the smaller areas south of Victoria that still need help. Local Big Spring resident Kylie Soles and her husband have been able to organize item donations and that they have been able to travel to areas where residents are in need of supplies. They say that they are willing to continue as long as it is needed. Soles told KBest News that her husband has contacts in Victoria that are keeping him informed about what these areas still need because different areas have different needs. She went on to say that they are not working with any agency or church, but that they are coordinating their efforts by using the information that her husband receives from people in the area.
When asked what inspired her to get involved, Soles said that she remembered Hurricane Katrina and that she was too young to understand the gravity of it. This time around, she wanted to get involved and has been amazed at how quickly this has been able to come together with the help of Big Spring and Stanton communities.
You can find a list of items that are needed on the Facebook page for Operation Harvey Relief. Soles said that the items that they could use more of specifically is powdered bleach, and charcoal. Donation and drop-off locations will be in Big Spring at ACE Hardware, Higginbotham Bartlett, and Home Depot. You can also make cash donations at C. Larson Reality.