Clovis Unified School District bus drivers are raising donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey. And they need the public’s help with donations and volunteering.
Mark Dudley, 33, said his mom Clorinda Savedra, who has been a Clovis Unified bus driver for 27 years, thought of raising donations for those displaced by the hurricane. About six volunteers were at the the Clovis Unified district office Saturday taking in donations.
Dudley said they had already received bottled water, toiletries, clothes and blankets Saturday. Dudley said anyone interested in volunteering with the donation drive is welcome. And anyone wishing to donate items can do so until 4 p.m. Saturday.
“We’re basically asking for anything,” Dudley said. Items like non-perishable food items, diapers and cleaning products are also being accepted.
A similar drive is planned for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. And bus drivers will hold a donation drive on two more dates, Sept. 16-17, before driving the items to a church in New Candy, Texas around Sept. 23, Dudley said.
Dudley said the volunteers expect to “fill the bus” and then will ask for permission from the school district to drive the bus to Texas. Otherwise, the items will be delivered to victims via a trailer, he said.
For more information on the donation drive, contact Dudley at 559-352-3721.