Pitching in: SMDR staff donates to Hurricane Harvey relief

From left are Beth Nienek, Rachel Willis (with Bear on leash), Clint Sonnier, Colton Ashabranner, Donavan Jackson, Cody Holland and Nick Castillo. Not shown are many more. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

Pictures are deceptive. What you see at right is actually a fully-loaded crew cab pickup with more crammed into the cab.

As Hurricane Harvey battered the Texas coast, the staff of the Record wanted to do what we could to help.

Features Editor Rachel Willis, who has family in Brazoria County, spearheaded the effort. The pickup belongs to her boyfriend Clint Sonnier, whose family is also in the flood-stricken area.

Over the past two weeks, the Record’s business office housed the growing collection of cleaning and household goods, pet food and kitty litter, diapers, feminine hygiene products, children’s toys and, as they say, much, much more.

Sonnier said there’s a weekend of hard work involved. “The water went down in my mother’s house,” he said before the load-up began Friday afternoon. “It’s going to be a weekend of construction.”

Rachel Willis and Clint Sonnier.

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