Donations requested in Colorado Springs for Harvey victims

Published: Sep. 5, 2017 at 9:24 PM MDT
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One local moving company is hoping the public can help fill several of their trucks with donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.

A former Texas resident who now resides in Colorado Springs reached out to 11 News hoping to help spread the word. While there have been countless people and organizations collecting donations, Lindsey Skala said they have the potential to take multiple 18-wheelers to Texas if enough people are willing to donate.

Skala stated they are hoping to help multiple families and a school. The families in need include a disabled veteran who lost everything in his home. Peter Thibeault is in need of furniture, a stove, refrigerator, bed, couch and chairs. While their home still stands, everything inside was a complete loss.

"This is very real and personal for me," explained Skala. "That's why I'm doing this. I can't sit here any longer with my house filled with my belongings and heirlooms and so many people I know just lost all of theirs."

A small private Christian school lost most of its supplies and countless books. The Galloway School in Friendswood is in need of books to help restock its library.

Donations are being collected at A1 Freeman Moving Group, 2545 Carmel Dr., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday night. Large items such as furniture are being requested. Skala plans on leaving early Saturday morning.

If you have any questions on specific items, you can email Skala by clicking this link: