Biloxi relief teams ready for Rockport, Texas

Relief teams are leaving for Rockport, Texas tomorrow and Friday to provide more helping hands to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Biloxi officials will head over to Texas with three trailers full of tools and supplies to provide help that is needed in the area. Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney tells News 25 that off-duty firefighters from Keesler Air Force Base, Jackson County Fire Services, and civilian volunteers will help Rockport establish a donation center for long term, sustained efforts to help members get back on their feet.
While out there, they also plan to get started on gutting homes for residents and first responders. “We’re also going to go over and assist them in some administrative issues they’re having. As far as getting, they have a relief center that they’re not really sure how to operate and we’ve got skills in that area so we’re bringing some people over there that will be able to help them with that as well,” said Chief Boney.
The two teams will stay for one week in Rockport and when they return they will begin planning a trip to an affected area in Florida to help out the victims of Hurricane Irma.

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