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Help comes in all sizes

By Millie Diaz
Staff Writer
    Paying it forward has always been the name of the game for Jackson County, especially in Ganado and Edna.
    After Hurricane Harvey ravaged Jackson County with rain and hard winds, residents in the city of Ganado were fortunate  to get power restored first, learned the majority of Edna still had no power, and people were going hungry.
    A group of Edna citizens including John and Lindsey Bradford, Shane and Jill Sklar, and Craig and Heather Nairn, drove past the Edna Fire Department and saw numerous vehicles gathered around.
    “We decided to stop by, and [Captain]Nick Strauss told us they’d been getting people arriving and asking for food, because they were beginning to starve,” Lindsey Bradford said.
    The firefighters began feeding people on Tuesday morning, and Lindsey saw they needed help. “They’re doing this, feeding people, and still trying to do their job, too, so we wanted to get the community together,” she said.
    Help came from other towns as well. On Tuesday night Edna received a car full of food donated from a church in the Valley, and Lindsey said the town of McCamey, south of Odessa, sent a trailer of bottled water and food.
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