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9/14/05-Tyler

18-Wheeler Ships Donations For Evacuees

A church in Illinois has sent help to evacuees in East Texas.

Chicago's Church of God in Christ sent an 18-wheeler full of donated goods to Tyler.

Today, volunteers at Texas College unloaded clothing, non-perishable foods, small appliances, and other items. Texas College has been housing evacuees and they're thankful that Chicagoans are helping.

"For an 18-wheeler, and I know that is very expensive, for them to pay for an 18-wheeler to bring these goods here to Tyler," Billy Hawkins, Ph.D, Texas College president, said. "So this goes to show you the great effort that's going on throughout the country."

Also involved in this effort is Tyler's Smith Temple Church of God in Christ.

Texas College is giving the donations to local evacuees and organizations helping them.

Julie Tam, reporting. jtam@kltv.com

 

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