Local volunteer steps up to help softball organizations send donations to Irma victims

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Local softball travel organizations that were collecting supplies for Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey are now asked to send donations to Florida.

In August, 8News told you how Mid-Cities Civic Association was partnering with local softball travel organizations to gather supplies to send to Houston and help families in need following Hurricane Harvey. Amy O’Connell, a member of the association said one trailer filled with supplies was sent to Houston, Texas over the weekend.

While the association was in the process of finding a driver to send the second trailer, the coach of Houston Lightning decided to change the original plan.

The organization said the softball team decided that they wanted to lend a helping hand to another team in Jacksonville called Jacksonville Storm who were impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Wednesday morning, the organization was still in need of a tractor to attach to the trailer and a driver willing to take the donations to Jacksonville, Florida.

In a matter of hours, an Arctic Blast Trucking Company contractor volunteered to supply a driver and a truck. They are expecting to send the donations to Jacksonville Florida this week. Keep it on 8News for updates.

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