UPDATE: 9/13/2017 4:20 P.M.
Fire Chief Ernie Hoschar has delivered the first semi-trailer full of supplies to Dickinson, Texas Saturday September 9, 2017.
Now he is on the way with the second full trailer of supplies, this time he will be going to Beaumont, Texas.
Hoschar says he will continue to take trips as long as there are supplies.
UPDATE: 9/4/2017 2:00PM
Amvets Post 34 wasn’t originally apart of the four locations, but confirmed Ernie Hoschar will now be transporting the items they have collected.
One organizer says she knows how much the people in Texas really need these items being donated, because of what she went through.
Brenda Haynes says, “I know what it's like. I've been through a flood. Not a hurricane but a flood, and I know what it’s like."
Hoschar says he hopes to gather enough from all locations to be able to make his first trip on Wednesday.
Ernie Hoschar, Dunham Twp. Fire Chief is also the owner of ECH Transportation.
Two of his children, along with five of his grandchildren live in the immediate Houston area, and he couldn't bare to not help.
Hoschar has taken it upon himself to start a disaster relief donation collection right here in the MOV. He contacted the city of Marietta, and Mayor Matthews was glad to help.
Three of his semi-trucks are set up waiting for the citizens of the Mid-Ohio Valley to fill up and help our friends and family down in Texas.
Hoschar says he will take as many trips necessary to get supplies to these victims. He is hoping to leave with the first full trailer as early as September 8, 2017.
There is a truck parked at the Marietta Fire Department, Belpre Fire Department and VFW on Garfield Ave.
The trucks will be open during daylight hours.
Eddy Chiropractor Clinic will be the headquarters for and monetary donations of money or gift cards.
If you would like more information please contact Ernie, 740-350-3270 or 740-423-0334.
Here is a list of suggested items:
Mold killing cleaning supplies
Air mattresses and bedding
Infant, child and adult clothing
All bathroom and groom supplies
Toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, Clorox wipes
Hand sanitizer and body cleansing wipes
Razorblades, knives, work gloves, cleaning supplies, brooms, shovels
Money or Gift cards
Sealed dry storage containers
First aid kits (Neosporin, bandages, gauze, medical tape, hydrogen peroxide, buffered aspirin)
Strong flashlights with extra batteries
Duct tape, scotch tape, and zip ties