Kendall Niemietz, Pleasanton FFA and FFA Area X Vice President has organized a food drive for the victims and relief workers of Hurricane Hanna. Hurricane Hanna made landfall over the weekend of July 25 in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, causing widespread damage, heavy rain, flash flooding, riverine flooding, damage from hurricane-force winds, and dangerous rip currents. Governor Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties and requested a Federal Emergency Declaration from President Donald Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA approved the request on Monday, July 27, but still much help is needed now.
“As FFA members we are called to be living to serve and Area X needs your help!” stated Kendall. “Some of our FFA family was affected by Hurricane
Hanna. After some research we decided to do a donation drive. We are asking you to donate water bottles, canned goods, cleaning supplies, toilet paper and batteries.”
Kendall and the FFA Area X have extended their donation drive to Friday, Aug. 7. The items featured in the graphics are needed for relief workers and victims of the storm. But any canned, dried goods and paper materials are welcomed, too.
Please contact the Pleasanton Express at 830-569- 6130 and ask for Noel. She will get you in contact with Kendall. If you would like to donate money, Kendall will be happy to shop for you. Please take precautions and wear a mask when donating.
Kendall is truly living the FFA motto which is, “Learning to do, Doing to learn, Earning to live, Living to serve.” Let’s show our neighbors to the South how Atascosa County shows up for them when they are in need. Contact us or Kendall today to make a donation by Friday.