Community Effort: Houston Relief

by Lark Plessinger, Marketing Manager at Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

UPDATE 9/15/17: Community collections for Hurricane Harvey relief continue until Tuesday, September 19th.  The main drop off area is at Green Steam Solutions, 540 5th avenue is Chambersburg. News Talk 103.7 FM will be on site that day from 5-7pm as the final truck doors close. 
The service project started with the Carll and Hissong families with a goal to fill one truck, today they have filled two trucks, and with a few days left to donate believe they can fill three trucks before they head to Texas. Donations can also be made for fuel (estimated cost is $3,000). Cash or VISA gift cards for the gas expense may be submitted to Green Steam Solutions or by calling Steve Carll 717-658-0911 or Dr. Kelly Rife at 717-372-3516. 

Items for Houston Relief Efforts are being collected Aug. 30 through Sept. 19 in Chambersburg. Gabler Trucking will place a trailer at 540 Fifth Ave. next to TB Woods. Specific items needed are bottled water, baby diapers, adult diapers (Depends), personal care items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, mouth wash).  They also need crayons, coloring books, reading books for kids, baby bottles, blankets for adults and kids, socks, underwear.  If there are other items that you would like to donate, please do so.

Special thanks to Green Stream Solutions, LLC and Heritage In-Home Services for spearheading this community drive to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

*An Additional Drop Off Point has been added for this effort.  Kim Stouffer - State Farm Agent is collecting items until 5 pm on Friday September 15 and will transport the items to the truck. Kim's office is at 1130 Kennebec Drive in Chambersburg.

 For more information regarding this effort, the contacts are:

Steve Carll, Green Stream Solutions

(717) 658-0193 or (717) 658-0911  

Peg Carll or April Kennedy, Heritage In-Home

(717) 593-0242 or (717) 377-5980

This is what we do best; we help each other in times of need. Please join us in supporting this community relief effort for those in need. Thank you.


Relax Lounge at The Orchards (1580 Orchards Drive, Chambersburg) will be gather supplies, food and water on Saturday September 2, 2017 between 3 pm and 7 pm.  Please come out and donate what you can! For more information contact the Orchards at 717-264-4711.


If any other organizations from the Chambersburg area are organizing relief efforts, please contact Lark at to be added to this article.


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