Sheriff Gonzalez Thanks Indiana, CCEMS, and Koronis Volunteers

(September 5, 2017) – Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez stopped by our first responder relief operation at Tomball Jet Center to thank volunteers from Evansville, Indiana, CCEMS, and Koronis Revenue Solutions for helping his deputies and other first responders who are flood victims. Most of the donated items in the relief center were sent in a series of truckloads from Evansville, Indiana. The drive was started by Evansville Police Officers and citizens of the Evansville/Tri-State responded in a very big way.

Sheriff Gonzalez Thanks Volunteers

CCEMS Special Ops Mgr. Wren Nealy, Chief Deputy Edison Toquica, CCEMS Executive Director Brad England, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez

On their last day in the Houston area, our friends from the Evansville Police Department helped a World War II Veteran clean out his flood damaged home to get it ready for repairs. They ended up working alongside Marcus Luttrell and his twin brother Morgan who was also a Navy Seal.

As they were getting ready to leave this morning there was a changing of the guard so to speak as nine firefighter/EMTs from the McCutchanville Fire Department took over. McCutchanville is just north of Evansville. One of the firefighters, Zac Hermann, has attended the Cypress Creek  Tactical EMS Class.

This new group of Hoosier first reponders will also help sort donated items and fill orders for first responders as they come in. And, they also plan to help flooded first responders and veterans clean up their homes.

CCEMS organized the relief effort with more than 300,000 pounds of items sent to Cypress Creek from places like Indiana, North Carolina and Amarillo. The good folks at Tomball Jet Center at Hooks Airport donated space for the relief operation in their hangar.

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Deputies stopped by to pick up supplies for five flooded Police Officers in Kountze,Texas.

(L to R) Sgt. Steve Sprague, Bobby Sellers and Eric Barnes (CCEMS), Lt. Scott Furches, Wren Nealy (CCEMS) and Detective Jason Martinez.

So far, we’ve been able to help more than 780 flooded first responder famililes from 38 agencies including the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Coastal EMS, DPS, the Texas Rangers, Klein Fire Department, Pearland Fire Department, Cypress Creek EMS, Cypress Creek Fire Department, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, Houston Police Department, Waller County Sheriff’s Office, Kountze Police Department, Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office, Houston Fire Department, Beaumont PD, Conroe PD, West University PD, Rockport PD, Rockport Fire Department, Aransas Pass PD, Aransas Pass Fire Department, Aransas County Sheriff’s Office, Angleton Fire Department, as well as emergency room personnel at Houston Northwest Medical Center, Memorial City, and Saint Luke’s.

 

 

 

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