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Wichita police collecting donations for Houston police

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Rescuers in Houston answered hundreds of desperate calls for help on Sunday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey climbed high enough to fill the second floors of homes and stranded families were urged to seek refuge on their roofto

The Wichita Police Department is collecting clothing, water and other goods for the Houston Police Department to help officers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Items needed include diapers, wipes, feminine products, bedding and mattresses, water, clothing including socks and undergarments for all ages and cleaning supplies.

Items can be dropped off at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge at 477 N. Seneca between now and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. A tractor-trailer, which was donated to the department, will leave for Houston on Saturday morning.

Deputy Chief Jose Salcido said the department felt like most police officers would defer donations to residents who are in need, but Wichita police wanted to make sure Houston officers also have what they need.

Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna

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