Last week, the Neosho Daily News announced that we were going to be a drop off location for residents who would like to help Texans during Hurricane Harvey. Just prior to printing it in the paper, my wife, Tina, had posted on her Facebook page and then shared it to the Daily's Facebook page about how to donate and the items we were looking for. One word sums it up WOW!

Last week, the Neosho Daily News announced that we were going to be a drop off location for residents who would like to help Texans during Hurricane Harvey. Just prior to printing it in the paper, my wife, Tina, had posted on her Facebook page and then shared it to the Daily's Facebook page about how to donate and the items we were looking for. One word sums it up WOW!
Wthin two hours after Tina posted it, we had residents dropping off diapers, dog and cat food, baby wipes and even some small blankets.
But the donations didn't stop on one day. One of the offices here at the Daily is being used as a storage room for the donations. We are grateful for that. Every day since, more and more donations are coming in and very soon, will be taken to the relay station in Texas.
I have said it before and you can guarantee that I will say it again, Southwest Missourians always help their fellow neighbors, whether it is five miles away or two states away. It brings a smile to my face and I know that it brings smiles to those who will receive these donations.
My mother-in-law and one of my sister-in-laws live in Houston, more on the north side, but they keep us informed of the weather and how it is looking down there.
There is still time to help out. drop off diapers, baby wipes, dog and cat food at the Neosho Daily News, 1006 W. Harmony St., Neosho, during normal business hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ALL sizes of diapers are much needed!
Once truck is filled, it will go and we will work on filling another one.
For more information, contact the Daily News at 451-1520.

When the Joplin tornado went through in May 2011, I remember driving around the streets and covering the aftermath. Tina and I ran into a group from Nebraska with countless items from food to clothing to other items. They were handing those items out to the residents of Joplin and also to those who were working to help clean up Joplin.
When asked why they were helping, one person said, "Because it is the right thing to do and also when we had a devastation in our area, Missourians and others came to our aid."
So with that in mind, if you can donate either diapers, wet wipes or dog and cat food. Texans will greatly appreciate it.




Todd G. Higdon is the managing editor and writes a weekly column. He can be reached at thigdon@ neoshodailynews.com.