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Hurricane Harvey is being called the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Here in the Carolinas, we know a thing or two about big storms and the damage they can cause. That’s why it’s especially important for us to help the victims in Southeast Texas and Louisiana, where the road to recovery is a long one.

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I hope you can join K104.7 on Wednesday, September 6th to help us with Truckloads for Texas. We’ll be at Circle K (6519 Brookshire Blvd.) from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Once we fill up the first Metrolina Greenhouses 18-wheeler, we’ll get to work on another.

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A friend of mine who has already helped fill a Texas-bound truck in Gaston County suggests packing your donated items in plastic totes because they’re easy to stack and transport. Here are some things, listed in alphabetical order, that are needed in the flood-damaged areas:

Baby food/formula/bottles


Canned foods/Can openers

Cleaning supplies (incl. disinfectants, rubber gloves, trash bags)


Fresh water


Mosquito repellent

Pet food

Toiletries (incl. feminine products)

If you can’t make it to the Circle K in Charlotte, donations can also be dropped off at Primrose School in Fort Mill, SC. We’ll make sure they get on the truck. And of course, you can always make a monetary donation to the Red Cross.