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Aid for Harvey victims on its way from Fife: tents, food, clothes and toilet paper

A truck full of supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey was on its way from Fife to Texas on Saturday.

Federal Way-based Christian humanitarian organization World Vision loaded up the 53-foot tractor-trailer at its Fife warehouse Friday evening. It’s bound for north Texas where it’s expected to arrive Monday.

The supplies will be distributed to World Vision’s partners in the Houston and Galveston areas working with communities affected by the storm which has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.

“We want to make sure to get these relief supplies down there as quickly as possible to help the children and families affected by this storm,” said Reed Slattery, World Vision’s national program director for the United States.

Despite Harvey’s downgrading it can still bring devastating floods to low-lying areas like Houston.

The truck was just one of several that World Vision is sending to the Hurricane zone from its warehouses across the country.

The supplies headed to the storm zone include tents, sleeping bags, coolers, food kits, personal hygiene items, school supplies, clothes, diapers, cleaning supplies and latex gloves.

They would most likely be distributed to people staying in shelters, Slattery said.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor

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