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Thompson, Moran accepting supplies for Texas flood victims

'Catastrophic flooding' hits Houston after Harvey's heavy downpour

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
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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

Congressional candidate James Thompson and Sen. Jerry Moran have joined in a bipartisan effort to collect and deliver supplies to Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, Thompson announced Monday night.

Starting Tuesday morning, Thompson’s campaign office will be accepting relief supplies for the storm-battered residents of the Houston area.His office is at 555 N. Woodlawn, Suite 130.

Supplies can be dropped off starting Wednesday at Moran’s Wichita district office, 3450 N. Rock Road, Suite 209.

Bottled water, nonperishable food, toiletries and underwear are among the most urgently needed supplies, Thompson said in a video message to his supporters late Monday.

“People are starving, people are homeless, people need food, water,” Thompson said. “We’re just trying to get some of the basic necessities that those people are going to need.”

Moran spokesman Tom Brandt confirmed the senator’s office will be serving as a drop-off site for the relief effort.

Although Thompson is a Democrat and Moran a Republican, Thompson said the need to respond to the devastating flooding in Texas transcends politics.

He said plans are to build a larger bipartisan coalition to get as many relief supplies from Kansas to Houston as possible.

“Hopefully, people out there will respond to this,” he said. “I’m so excited Sen. Moran’s office has agreed to partner with us as well and it’s agreed to accept supplies at their offices.”

Thompson has posted a list of needed supplies at www.votejamesthompson.com/hurricane.

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