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Hurricane Harvey Response Team

Hurricane Harvey Support Team

Woodsboro Relief Mission

The post-Hurricane Harvey relief mission continues more than a month after many parts of southern Texas were decimated by rain and strong winds.

Veterans at Sea CEO Charles Black originally left Kingman, Arizona for Houston, but landed in Woodsboro (approximately 175 miles southwest of Houston and about 40 miles northeast of Corpus Christi) Sept. 7.

He teamed up with Grunt Rescue relief and aid operations supported by Grunt Style, a U.S. veteran-run clothing company. An average of 10 volunteers have been using the Woodsboro Family Center as a central location for operations that include distribution of food, clothes, hygiene and other supplies. Volunteers have also built a make-shift animal rescue and are coordinating with neighboring communities to help with their recovery needs.

Grunt Rescue, currently led by U.S. Marine Corps veteran Dennis Wright, set boots on ground Sept. 2, helps between 20 to 30 families a day and more than 400 families as of Oct. 1. Volunteers are mostly military veterans and first responders but also include Good Samaritans who wanted to join the team. The volunteers hail from all over the country including Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois and Oregon – so far.

Relief and aid efforts were started and continue to be supported by Army veteran Daniel Alarik, founder and CEO of Grunt Style. Woodsboro Grunt Rescue volunteers have been graciously supported with lodging, food, showers and morale by local residents and the family of Mayor Kay Roach.

Hurricane Harvey aid efforts can be tracked via the Grunt Rescue and Veterans at Sea Facebook pages. Veterans at Sea is a 501 c3 non-profit organization and in constant need of financial donations to support volunteer and relief efforts.

To support Veterans at Sea operations in Texas, send donations to PO Box 3572, Kingman, AZ 86402. For supply donations please contact Charles Black at 502-298-3525 or

Photos of Veterans at Sea staff and Grunt Rescue volunteers.

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Monterey donations to support this mission can be sent to:

Veterans at Sea
PO Box 3572
Kingman, AZ 86402

Veterans at Sea is a 501(c)3 veteran non-profit organization based out of Kingman, AZ
Tax deductible receipts for donations available on request.
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