Neighbor helping neighbor in DeWitt County

Blankets, water and food packages delivered in DeWitt County

DEWITT County- Most of Yorktown and the surrounding area have been without power and water since 2 a.m. Monday. Power was restored and water is slowly coming back, however under a boil order at this time.

Today members of the Yorktown FFA, Yorktown Volunteer EMS, Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department, students from St. Joseph High School and Trinity Episcopal School along with Massey Funeral Home, Mayor Bill Baker, wife Charlotte and family, and DeWitt County Emergency Management Coordinator Cyndi Smith assembled 200 packages of food and water that were distributed during a drive-by set up at the Yorktown Public Library.  The food was purchased by Devon Energy and water donated by the City of Cuero.  Bush’s Chicken prepared the meals.

On Tuesday, there was a distribution of 200 blankets, snacks and bottles of water. Blankets and some snacks were donated by the Red Cross. Walmart assisted with additional snacks and the Volunteer Fire Departments across DeWitt County donated bottled water and Gatorade. Distribution was assisted by Cuero Nursing and Rehab Director Michael Chavez and Admissions Director Rita Davis, Cuero/DeWitt Health Department Lisa Campos and DeWitt County EMC Cyndi Smith.

On Wednesday, 200 meals and bottles of water were delivered to elderly and homebound residents and to the Yorktown Nursing and Rehab Center.  The meals were donated by an anonymous donor and water was donated by the City of Cuero.  Distribution was assisted by Mayor Bill Baker and wife Charlotte, Yorktown Volunteer EMS, Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department, Yorktown ISD Student Kaley Lassmann and EMC Cyndi Smith.

All supplies were delivered to Yorktown with the DeWitt County Emergency Response trailer provided by ConocoPhillips and a truck from DeWitt County Pct. #1 Commissioner Curtis Afflerbach.