Bus is “stuffed” for hurricane relief

Volunteers help load a school bus headed for Houston, Texas, with supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Rebecca Peter | The Leader

GARNER – On Monday, volunteers from several business and community organizations helped load a donated school bus with supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane, struck Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25.

The “Stuff the Bus” challenge was started by the non-profit GoServ Global with the cooperation of Schmidt Trucking, Stellar Industries, Iowa Mold Tooling, IMT Transport, Zinpro, Garner Chamber of Commerce, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Schools, and the Garner Rotary Club. Deb Schmidt was the organizer.

Donated items included diapers, containers of wipes, cleaning products, shampoo, toilet paper, soap, socks, and many other miscellaneous items.

Students at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (all four buildings) raised a total $3,437.01 for hurricane relief by participating in various fund-raiser activities.