NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - As we've seen, when there are Texans in need, it doesn't take long for East Texans to react with help.
A Nacogdoches company in the business of disaster recovery is, this evening, concentrating on charitable efforts.
"Let me make this very clear," said Keith Drewery with Drewery Inc. "The flood waters are stopping a lot of things."
However, they're not stopping Keith Drewery and his family. They're using necessary connections to make sure donated food and dry goods arrive tonight at the First Baptist Church of Huffman, where there 200 storm evacuees are sheltered. Supplies are running out.
"And they just had to make a rescue of two of their church members about an hour ago, so it's getting worse," Drewery said.
Drewery said he realizes he's fighting the clock with more rain in the forecast. He coordinates routes with the Texas Department of Transportation.
"In our district, what would be the low area on 59?" Drewery asked.
If necessary, the semi is capable of driving through four feet of water. The easy part was getting the necessary donations.
Nacogdoches businesses and churches jumped on board quickly. At Brookshire Brothers, 30 cases of water were donated right away. The Drewerys are confident they'll receive enough donations to warrant daily trips to the Houston area with supplies.
"Our supplies are going to leave here at six and then we are going to make six o'clock runs every afternoon," Drewery said.
Any donor can drop off supplies at Drewery Construction at 902 SE Stallings Drive.
"Our doors are going to be open 24-7," Drewery said.
Once the Huffman church is helped, all surplus will be passed onto others in need. Drewery said the company is fulfilling a service guided by a higher being.
"Let Him do what only He can do and let us step aside and be His workers," Drewery said.
Donations can be dropped off at 902 Southeast Stallings Drive at any time.
A member of the Drewery family is also organizing people with boats who want to travel to Houston to aid in rescues. You may contact the Drewery Construction Company if you are interested in meeting with the next group of boats that is going out.