Letter: Local agencies should help with Harvey relief efforts

Hurricane Harvey has devastated southeast Texas and all involved will suffer greatly for months to come — not only all the residences and businesses that have lost their property, but all the relief workers who are assisting them. Relief organizations need vast sums of money to to cover all their expenses and sustain their efforts.

I am asking The Topeka Capital-Journal, all four Topeka Walmart stores and all local radio stations to get involved in collecting relief funds to show that Topeka and the surrounding communities want to help this worthy relief effort in Texas.

All of the above agencies can do their part by raising awareness. I suggest that collection stations be set up in each of the four Topeka Walmart parking lots where caring participants can drop off money from their cars — like a drive-through. Totals collected could be reported on the 10 p.m. news to reflect the progress made each day — and to keep reminding the public of the need. The funds collected could be distributed to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and other agencies that are directly involved in hurricane relief work.

This is a massive undertaking that must commence right away. Please take immediate action to ensure that this project is implemented without delay.




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