The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

April 22, 2013

Hunt County shows support for West victims

Two loads of donations delivered, more being sought

GREENVILLE — Organizers of an effort to provide relief supplies to the victims of last week’s fertilizer plant explosion in West have already made two trips to the area and are planning a third for this weekend.

“They are going to be making another drop off Saturday,” said Jeff Haines with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Association, who along with Brittany Peters with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home/Odyssey Hospice and the Cash Volunteer Fire Department collected donations Thursday and Friday.

“We had several very generous donations,” Haines said, noting the initial contributions were enough to fill a U-Haul trailer, which was driven to the fire department in Abbott Saturday morning. “They had another big pickup load which was taken down there Saturday night.”

Haines said donations of specific items are still being collected.

“Brittany learned from them that they are in desperate need of school supplies and gift cards from Wal-Mart or Home Depot in order to buy supplies to secure homes affected by the blast,” Haines said.

Donations can still be dropped off at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville and at the Cash Volunteer fire department station.

“I have to say with all the horrible things that have happened across the country and our state in the past week this has been a very humbling experience to see out County pull together and give so generously,” Haines said.

— Lala’s Hair Boutique on U.S. Highway 69 in Lone Oak is also seeking donations for the victims of the explosion.

— The Greenville 4-H is also accepting donations of supplies for West. The group is taking contributions through May 2 at the Hunt County Extension Office, 2217 Washington Street in downtown Greenville. Among the items being collected are hand sanitizer, water and sports drinks.

1
Text Only
Top News
  • Band1.jpg Roaring with pride

    The Greenville High School Lion Pride Band performs well under pressure, according to GHS band director Joel Weisburg

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Royce Tawater.jpg Shooting suspect changes mind on guilty pleas

    On second thought, a local man will leave it up to a jury to decide whether he is guilty of multiple charges in connection with two shootings in Greenville last summer.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Easter Eggstravaganza stork photo.jpg A hunting we will go

    There will be lots of brightly colored eggs hidden in the grasses across Hunt County this weekend, and plenty of opportunities for children to find them.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • GEUS Operations Center.jpg Saying thanks to police

    The board of the local electric utility system intends to take time tonight to thank officers with the Greenville Police Department for catching suspects who allegedly broke into the company’s headquarters last month.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Field.jpg GISD trustees approve replacing track, turf

    When the Greenville High School football team takes the field in August, they will be marching out onto new turf.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Royce Tawater.jpg Guilty pleas expected in July 2013 shootings

    A  Greenville man, sentenced to state prison earlier this year on a weapons charge, is scheduled to plead guilty today to multiple counts involving two different shootings in July 2013.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GPD stock photo.jpg Guilty plea given in child injury case

    A local woman has pleaded guilty to seriously injuring a child in Greenville in February of last year.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jefferies.jpg Bond issue questions asked, answered

    If the proposed $72.275 million Greenville Independent School District bond passes, the district will move from the third-lowest school district tax rate in Hunt County to sixth out of 11 school districts in tax rates.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Start of mall project getting closer

    Something new has been added to the property on which rests Crossroads Mall in Greenville, but it is not another store or restaurant.

    April 15, 2014

  • Painting_With_a_Twist_feature_(1).1.jpg "it gets easier and easier'

    Diagnosed with terminal cancer, with only about a month left to live, Quinlan resident Mike Loftin needed a spiritual lift, something fun and entertaining to keep his mind off of his illness.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

What's your favorite spring high school sport?

Swimming and diving
Wrestling
Basketball
Soccer
Tennis
Golf
Track and Field
Softball
Baseball
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News