Drive-through water collection to benefit Liberty County firefighters set for Aug. 1

Fire stations across Liberty County will be collecting bottled water and Gatorade in the H20 for Heroes Water Collection Drive on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. As the temperatures rise so does the physical demand on firefighters, making it an even more critical time to stay hydrated as they battle fires and respond to emergencies.

Residents, churches, non-profits organizations and businesses in Liberty County are being encouraged to participate. In addition to cases of water and Gatorade, organizers of the drive are asking for donations of individually-packaged salty snacks, such as nuts, crackers and trail mix.

Organizers are striving to maintain a no-contact way of collecting the items, such as setting up tables outside the fire stations where people can leave the items. At some stations, a firefighter may also be on site to help unload the items with limited contact with the donor, thereby working to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Nicolus Nelson with Liberty County ESD 3, one of the organizers, said that donations can be made in advance by arranging the deliveries with the fire departments in the donor’s community.

“They can always drop off items at the front door of the fire stations,” he said.

Here are the locations of the fire stations in Liberty County:

  • Cleveland – 205 E. Boothe St., Cleveland
  • Cypress Lakes – 109 Wood Fern Drive, Cleveland
  • Dayton – 1001 Bill Moreau Dr., Dayton
  • Devers – 104 S. Gates, Devers
  • ESD No. 3 – 8704 FM 1409, Dayton
  • ESD No. 7 – Hardin – 10741 SH 146 N, Hardin
  • HWY 321 and Liberty County HAZMAT – 9741 SH 321, Dayton
  • Hull-Daisetta – 703 S. Main, Daisetta
  • Kenefick – 3709 FM 1008, Kenefick
  • Liberty – 1912 Lakeland Drive, Liberty
  • Moss Bluff –
  • North Liberty – 4775 FM 787, Cleveland
  • Plum Grove – 7733 FM 1010, Plum Grove
  • Tarkington – 17353 SH 321, Tarkington
  • Woodpecker – 300 CR 2668, Rye
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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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