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Local companies team up to help Harvey victims

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A truck trailer is set up outside of Shoe Sensation in Hannibal for donations for Hurricane Harvey victims. A truck trailer is set up outside of Shoe Sensation in Hannibal for donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.
Shoe Sensation is collecting donations for Harvey victims Shoe Sensation is collecting donations for Harvey victims
The banner was made by Hannibal High School Art Department. The banner was made by Hannibal High School Art Department.
Potterfield Trucking is providing the truck trailer for donations. Potterfield Trucking is providing the truck trailer for donations.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

While a lot of people are focusing on Hurricane Irma, there are still a lot of people recovering from Hurricane Harvey and local businesses are helping out.

Shoe Sensation and Potterfield Trucking are partnering up to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and they need the community to help.

They have a truck trailer outside of Shoe Sensation's store accepting donations. They say major needs of victims are non-perishable food, basic hygiene products like deodorant and toothbrushes, cleaning supplies, and dog and cat food. Their hopes are to pack the trailer full of donations before heading down to Texas. 

"The little things that we take for granted every day. If you can imagine coming home to an empty house and starting fresh," said Michael Harris the general manager at Shoe Sensation in Hannibal. "That's it was they need. It's pretty much anything and everything we can send them."

He says after sending a trailer down to Texas he would like to refill the trailer for victims of the wildfires out West and anyone who may be affected by Hurricane Irma. 

"If something ever happened to this community, I would hope that there is somebody out there that would do something like that for us," said Harris. "I mean it's all about helping fellow Americans out."

You can drop off donations from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. He says if any business, organizations, or groups that would like to come volunteer and help with donations, that would be greatly appreciated. 

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