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H-E-B Disaster Relief Convoy Rolls Out to Help Harvey Victims

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Shared on the Stories from Texas Facebook page, an H-E-B disaster relief convoy was captured on film by Brian Curtis of NBC5 outside of Goliad, waiting to assist in the wake of Hurricane Harvey making landfall. The largest grocery chain in Texas rolled out the group of 15 vehicles, which included two mobile kitchens, fuel and water tankers, emergency grocery supplies and equipment, as well as portable generators.

Fully equipped with H-E-B Pharmacy and a fully mobile Business Services unit, H‑E‑B’s DRUs (Disaster Relief Units) will allow displaced Texas residents to fill their prescriptions, pay bills, cash checks, and have access to an ATM. The H‑E‑B Mobile Kitchens consist of 45 feet each in food preparation facilities which are intended to be able to serve 2,500 meals per hour. They will be set up to serve hot meals to first responders and Hurricane Harvey victims.

In addition to their disaster relief convoy, H-E-B has also dispatched a team of 100 employees to assist those that have been impacted by Harvey, providing bottled water, dry-ice, dry-goods, and medicine. This one, was dispatched to Victoria, Texas, to be staged at their store located at 1505 E. Rio Grande St. People helping people is what it’s all about, and Texans, as well as great Texas chains, know how to step up in an emergency.

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