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World Care collecting supplies so Hurricane Harvey survivors can clean up

Posted at 9:45 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 01:33:38-04

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) As people in Texas start to clean up after Hurricane Harvey, they're in need of crucial supplies. 

On Friday boxes of supplies at World Care were packed up and ready to go. Steve Boice is with Horse'n Around Rescue Ranch and Foundation in Hereford and is getting ready to drive to Galveston, Texas. 

He's going to the fairgrounds to assist people that need help with their horses. Many of them have been living in miserable conditions.

"They're looking for everything," Boice said. "They're needing everything. These guys are soaking feet on horses in plastic bags in Saran wrap." 

Animals of all kinds have been displaced since the storm hit, including horses stuck in flood waters. When left in water for too long, Boice says it can cause some serious problems for the horses.

The donations Boice is bringing from the community include stuff to protect horses hooves and other supplies.

"When we had the Monument Fire down there, we had a lot of support from all over," Boice said. "And it's time for us to do some things for them and that's what we're doing."

World Care has been a hub of activity the last few weeks. 

World Care office manager Sam Matz says the organization has shipped off more than 34,000 pounds of donations to Texas. 

Matz says the focus now is on clean-up, and World Care is collecting things including insect repellent, sunscreen, tarps, extension cords, rope, and heavy duty gloves. 

It could take months, even years for life in Texas to get back to normal. For now World Care is collecting supplies for Hurricane Harvey survivors, and is on standby to assist with Hurricane Irma. 

You can also donate money, Matz said. 

Here's more on how you can give back.