HOUSTON -- On a gusty afternoon, two days after Labor Day, a large truck wrapped in the
“Pull in there,” a volunteer from the facility yelled over the cacophony of sounds from large semi-trucks driving in and out.
Timmy Hudson, an area truck driver for
“I’ve seen so much devastation,” laments Hudson, “and it feels good to help.”
When asked if he saw any damage to his home, he nods. “A little bit, but I’m so grateful it wasn’t worse.”
As the fork lifts begin positioning themselves to take drinks off the truck, Hudson directs the two men on unloading. In the span of less than two weeks, the sight of
More than 10,000 cases of product have been donated to local food banks. For the Red Cross, the
Donations across the state have been constant. This past week, the system hit a milestone of more than 1 million bottles of product donated to those in need.
Morris Smith, senior manager of public affairs for
“The numbers have grown so much,” he says, smiling as he recounts the truckloads of product unloaded in the week prior. He does some quick math on his calculator before stating: "1,104,000 bottles, to date.”