Kyle Johnston, left, and Toby Phillips help Cindy Miller into a boat in Dickinson, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 27 as they help evacuate residents trapped in their homes by floodwaters. 
Photo: AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Photo: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Gwinnett students collecting diapers for Harvey flood victims

Students at Couch Middle School are collecting diapers for people displaced by flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

The storm, now a tropical depression, dumped nearly 40 inches of rain on southeast Texas last week, displacing thousands of people. 

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The students are collecting diapers, pull-ups and adult diapers Sept. 5 through Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 11. Donations can also be made at Suwanee Elementary School, Grayson High School, Grace New Hope Church, Grayson City Hall and Dacula/Buford Fit Body Boot Camp on those dates. 

Two truck drivers have offered to take the diapers to Texas at no charge, said Principal Devon Williams. 

“They heard about our diaper drive and knew right away they wanted to help. These guys have such big hearts, they have offered to organize and pack the materials in their trailers,” Williams said in a Gwinnett County Public Schools release. “It is truly amazing how our students and the community are coming together to help people in need. It says a lot.” 

The donations will be taken to the Texas Diaper Bank, where they will be distributed to babies, disabled children and seniors in need. 

For more information on the drive, call Couch Middle School at 678-407-7272.

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