WINNIE, Texas (WKEF/WRGT) - After donating more than 2,500 bales of hay to farmers and livestock in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, crews are ready to head back to Ohio.
Volunteers from the West Liberty-Salem and Urbana communities banded together to send the four semi-trucks filled with hay and veterinary supplies to Texas.
The items were all donated by area farmers, with the four semis being donated by local trucking companies. Brad Yost said the donation drive began with a Facebook post, and just snowballed from there.
"They're feeding animals by boat, by any means possible just to keep these animals surviving," Yost said in an interview with FOX 45 before the shipments left for Texas. "It seems like there's been a decent amount of relief effort for supplies, food, shelter, building supplies for people, and not a whole lot for the livestock community."
Crews dropped the donations of in Winnie, Texas, after leaving the Miami Valley Sunday afternoon, and are set to return later in the week.
The trucks were donated by Dave Bacher with NorEast Trucking, Todd Woodruff with Woodruff Enterprises, Matt McIntosh with McIntosh Ag. Lostics and Ray Diel with Ray's Trucking. A trailer was also provide by Paul Calland with Calland Ag Transport.