I decided to spend Friday helping out displaced and evacutated residents from the Possum Kingdom (PK),TX wild fires. Many evacuated residents and out of town firefighters are staying in Mineral Wells. I decided to drive to Mineral Wells to bring clothes/supplies and to offer any kind of help.
The first stop was the Helping Hand on 115 SW Third St. to drop off used clothes. The Helping Hand Operations had few workers and were very friendly. Kenneth Branch informed that I could provide help at old David”s Supermarket in Brazos Mall at 2801 Highway 180 E. So off I went.
The second stop at old David”s Supermarket had more people and action. Food and non-perishable items were being collected and sorted. Jim Rhodes was coordinating the efforts. There was much chaos and confusion of when and how the donations would be distributed to the evacuees and firefighters. I offered to buy poster board, dry white-board, sharpies, and tape to help with organization. Off to Wal-Mart I went. Target brought in a trailer just as I was leaving with supplies continuously flowing in from all over. The experience humbled me. People come together during tough times.
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FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS ONLY may be sent to the following address:
Possum Kingdom Firefighters Relief Fund
Graham Savings and Loan
PO Box 1490
Graham, TX 76450
For more info. please go to these links.
Once the evacuation is lifted, I plan on visiting and will have more photos of the area. If you have anything related to the PK fires that you would like published, please contact me.