Local men travel to Texas to provide hurricane aide

The hurricanes that hit southwestern and southern United States have left much debris and aching hearts in their wake.

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From the left, Casey Hamilton of Rushsyvlania, Eric Modd of Kenton, Matt Peterson of Bellefontaine and Doug Reed of Belle Center, have provided assistance in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. (PHOTO | SUBMITTED)


Two groups of area residents have made two trips to help with Hurricane Harvey relief.

Doug Reed and Doug Badertscher, both of Belle Center and Casey Hamilton of Rushsylvania took Reed’s boat with them to Houston and Port Arthur, Texas, Aug. 29 and helped evacuate a nursing home through Operation Blessing which provided disaster relief services.

Reed and Hamilton then took off Sept. 10 to return to Houston and the Operation Blessing outreach, along with Eric Modd of Kenton and Matt Peterson of Bellefontaine. They headed back to Logan County the morning of Sept. 15 after providing assistance.

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