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McHenry, Lake county businesses gather supplies for Harvey victims

Chumming Xu looks through his flood damaged belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at the Canyon Gate community in Katy, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Chumming Xu looks through his flood damaged belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at the Canyon Gate community in Katy, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WAUCONDA – Several local businesses have joined together to gather supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Go Motors in Wauconda put the word out that the company was sending a truck with supplies to Houston to assist flood victims, and employees have already collected a variety of necessities, according to a news release from Go Motors.

Women associated with the Black Orchid Boutique in McHenry assisted Go Motors employees by gathering water from multiple Jewel-Osco locations and asking The Dura Wax Company in McHenry to donate cleaning supplies. Hi Point Embroidery and Apparel in McHenry donated some clothing, and McHenry Pet Central contributed dog and cat food.

More water, diapers, pet food, cleaning supplies and toiletries are needed and can be dropped off at Black Orchid Boutique, 1226 N. Green St., McHenry, or Go Motors, 416 W. Liberty St., Wauconda. For information, call Carol Chrisman at 815-790-5162.

The truck will travel to Texas on Sunday.

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