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(2 of 2) “I enjoy playing all kinds of things, like tennis and chess. But I wanted to choose one and be decent at it. So I chose pool. I started playing when I was 14 at a place in Highlands called Pop’s Highlander Club. The owner used to sit in a recliner, and he had one or two pool tables downstairs. It was just a nickel or dime a game. I got hooked on it. Being able to make a white, round object do what you want it to do, there’s nothing like it.” … Are you pretty competitive? “Oh, yeah. I hate to lose. I don’t care what it is: tiddlywinks, mumbledypeg, pool. I don’t like losing.” … Why is that? “I’ve always been a little guy. Because of that, I’ve always felt like I had to struggle to be on par with other folks. So I have to work at it more. It moves me.” — Tom Shelby … Through the years, Tom’s hobby has taken him to Las Vegas, New York, Toronto and other cities as a pool tournament participant and referee.

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“I was at home when the hurricane hit. I didn’t know how bad it was going to be, but I knew we were going to have some high water. In years past, every time we had a flood, I was called out to do a few rescues in my airboat. This time it was non-stop. I’d say that me and my buddies picked up between 600 and 700 people total. We ran hard for seven straight days. It was challenging work. But once you got home each night and showered, you couldn’t do anything but think of going back out there and how many people were left. I’d get three or four hours of sleep and be back on the road. You didn’t want to stop. Toward the end of the week, we were in Port Arthur helping them evacuate nursing homes. Most of the people we picked up were 100 percent bedridden. We were able to load their whole beds on the front of my boat. We actually transported one lady who needed care all the way to a hospital. I drove my airboat right up to the hospital entrance on concrete. It was pretty crazy.” — Kyle Cervenka … Kyle, who grew up in Baytown, had a week to remember as he and several friends rescued people from life-threatening situations. Read the full story. https://baytownproject-hurricaneharvey.blogspot.com/

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In the days following Hurricane Harvey, after the floodwaters began subsiding and families began working to restore their homes and their lives, they needed food. And many in the Baytown area and beyond stepped up to provide. … “I’ve received many messages of thanks. Someone said I was a hero. I don’t think so at all. I’m a local realtor who grew up in Highlands, and my heart and soul were hurting for everyone in our community. With less than 15 hours of planning time, WE managed to feed 3,600 people in Baytown, Mont Belvieu and Highlands. All I did was take an opportunity and run with it. My husband had spent two days in a boat with his best friend rescuing people and saving lives. I wanted to help, and a chance to do just that fell in my lap. I had no clue what I was doing. But thanks to God’s grace and some amazing people, WE made it happen.” — Gay Lynn Milliorn … On The Baytown Project: Hurricane Harvey blog, read the full account of how Gay Lynn, family, friends and others came together to provide free meals to those in need. https://baytownproject-hurricaneharvey.blogspot.com/

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(4 of 4) “It’s kind of funny how my wife and I met. I was working at an apartment complex as the maintenance guy. She worked for an answering service, and she answered the phones for our apartments. So I would hear her voice a lot when I called the answering service because somebody had a stopped-up toilet or an air conditioner that wasn’t working. After a while, we got on a first-name basis and would talk from time to time. One day I asked her if we could meet, just go out for a cup of coffee or something. I knew she was white. But at the time, she didn’t know I was black. She couldn’t really tell by my voice. In one of our phone conversations I said, ‘I’m going to tell you something, and I hope it doesn’t affect our relationship.’ She said, ‘What’s that?’ I said, ‘I’m black.’ She said, ‘No, you’re not.’ I said, ‘Yes, I am. When we meet, you’ll see.’ So when we met she said, ‘You weren’t lying.’ We started dating, and we got along real well. … “While we were dating, I told her that I was kind of scared to meet her parents. She said that her mom was real nice. But when we’d go by there I’d say, ‘I’m not going in if your dad’s there.’ At the time, her dad probably didn’t really care for a mixed marriage or any kind of relationship. She kind of hinted at that. So one day she and her mom tricked me. They said, ‘Come on inside.’ I said, ‘Is your dad here?’ She said, ‘No, he’s not here.’ So I walked inside and saw all these guns on the wall, along with deer heads and other animals. I thought, I’m glad he’s not here. But lo and behold, I walk around the corner and there he was. So I met him, and he turned out to be just as nice as can be. Those two have passed. But they always supported us and said, ‘You know what? Color doesn’t matter with us because you’re taking care of our daughter. You provide for her, you take care of her, and that’s all that matters.’ Then I said, ‘That’s the way my mama and daddy raised me.’ I never, ever look at anybody’s skin color. Some people tell me, ‘You’re too white. You don’t act black.’ I say, ‘No, I act like a human.’ — Kenneth Clark … He and Marcella have been married 26 years.

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(3 of 4) “My mom and dad raised me to always help people regardless of your race, your color, your gender, your creed or your religion. When I go places and meet people, I don’t look at color. I judge you as a human. That’s the way I’ve always been. I, as a human being, believe that everybody is equal. From day one, I was raised to get along with all the kids in the neighborhood. So once I got to junior high and high school, I hung around everybody. That made me who I am. I have friends of all shades and colors. It’s my parents’ influence. They taught me to get along with everybody. In the end, God created us all equal. We all have to go before him on judgment day. We’re all in this together.” — Kenneth Clark … AUDIO EXTRA: Hear Kenneth’s views on the recent focus on the appropriateness of Confederate statues and monuments. https://clyp.it/rslqb5mv

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“You know those annoying types of cats that always want to nip or swat at you? Well, I’m not one of those.” — Jerry … A 6-month-old domestic shorthair, Jerry is one of the sweetest cats ever. He’s affectionate, and will allow you to hold him for a long time while purring away. He does enjoy chasing his cat roommate, though, and runs around checking out new things. Jerry would probably be nice and gentle with kids, once he gets to know them. He loves canned food, but isn’t much interested in other treats. Right now, Jerry enjoys living with his foster mom through A Life to Live. If you can offer him a forever home, please apply to adopt. www.adopttosave.org/cats

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This week, The Baytown Project has been highlighting stories associated with Hurricane Harvey. While you can continue to read them on Facebook and Instagram, you also can find all of the posts in one place on The Baytown Project: Hurricane Harvey blog. Keep checking back there as additional stories are posted. The hurricane is having a major impact on the lives of people in Baytown and surrounding communities. If you would like to share your thoughts or experiences related to this historic weather event, send us a message on our Facebook or Instagram pages or email baytownproject@gmail.com. BLOG: https://baytownproject-hurricaneharvey.blogspot.com/

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The past few weeks, so many stories have been shared of people helping people during and after Hurricane Harvey. No doubt, there are countless more that most of us will never hear about. But in each case, someone was positively impacted because someone else took the time to extend a hand. Kaye and Richard Sneed in Mont Belvieu hosted two couples that hopped in their cars and drove from Fort Worth to do their part in Baytown. Former Baytown resident Britt Elliott and his wife, Sahar, joined friends Tiffany and Derek Burke on the recent trip. Read their story on The Baytown Project: Hurricane Harvey blog. https://baytownproject-hurricaneharvey.blogspot.com/

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“Just call me mom.” — Stella, 1-year-old Siamese … A nurturing, motherly cat, Stella was nursing kittens when she was brought to Baytown Animal Shelter. In fact, she would nurse any kittens the shelter staff placed with her. She was so sweet to all of the babies that when A Life to Live rescued her, it wasn’t clear which kittens were actually hers and which ones she had adopted as her own. Of the five kittens A Life to Live rescued along with Stella, she is especially attached to Siena, a 4-month-old Domestic Shorthair. They snuggle any chance they get. Because they are such a close pair, if you are interested in adopting Stella, you can get Siena for free. Learn more about them and apply to adopt. www.adopttosave.org/cats

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“Meow? All cats know how to meow. But how many of them can say, Peeeeep?” — Angie … A Life to Live rescued Angie (formal name Angela) as a feral kitten from Baytown Animal Shelter. She took several weeks to turn around, and now she’s a purr machine. She makes this cute “peeeep” sound instead of a meow. She also can fix herself a little bed just about anywhere — on a pillow, in the laundry hamper, in the toy box, you name it. Angie loves other cats and cat-friendly dogs. Oh, she loves to eat, too. Angie is a 4-month-old domestic medium hair, tortoise shell kitten. If you can offer her a forever home, please apply to adopt. www.adopttosave.org/cats

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“Meow? All cats know how to meow. But how many of them can say, Peeeeep?” — Angie … A Life to Live rescued Angie (formal name Angela) as a feral kitten from Baytown Animal Shelter. She took several weeks to turn around, and now she’s a purr machine. She makes this cute “peeeep” sound instead of a meow. She also can fix herself a little bed just about anywhere — on a pillow, in the laundry hamper, in the toy box, you name it. Angie loves other cats and cat-friendly dogs. Oh, she loves to eat, too. Angie is a 4-month-old domestic medium hair, tortoise shell kitten. If you can offer her a forever home, please apply to adopt. www.adopttosave.org/cats

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“During the hurricane, I watched news coverage from the safety of my home. I felt helpless to try to offer aid and guilty that I was safe while others were suffering. I don’t have a boat or a ton of cash, but I have a heart, a soul and talent that I can offer. So I’m hoping that this piece will raise some money that can, at least in some small way, help someone rebuild their life. I hope it speaks to the heart of Texas and our ability to love our neighbors.” — Chris Foreman … Chris is a comic sketch artist who created and donated this cover piece to the Hurricane Harvey Charity Art Challenge being organized by Comic Collateral. The auction is scheduled to start on Sept. 29. https://www.facebook.com/WeBuyComicBooks/

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(2 of 2) “I enjoy playing all kinds of things, like tennis and chess. But I wanted to choose one and be decent at it. So I chose pool. I started playing when I was 14 at a place in Highlands called Pop’s Highlander Club. The owner used to sit in a recliner, and he had one or two pool tables downstairs. It was just a nickel or dime a game. I got hooked on it. Being able to make a white, round object do what you want it to do, there’s nothing like it.” … Are you pretty competitive? “Oh, yeah. I hate to lose. I don’t care what it is: tiddlywinks, mumbledypeg, pool. I don’t like losing.” … Why is that? “I’ve always been a little guy. Because of that, I’ve always felt like I had to struggle to be on par with other folks. So I have to work at it more. It moves me.” — Tom Shelby … Through the years, Tom’s hobby has taken him to Las Vegas, New York, Toronto and other cities as a pool tournament participant and referee.

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(1 of 2) “I would fly out to Las Vegas to play in pool tournaments, and I would see people my age as flight attendants. I thought, ‘Man, this looks like a lot of fun. If I ever decide to go back to work fulltime after I retire, I want to be a flight attendant.’ I’ve been doing it now for 13 years. I just turned 74 in August. We have one guy in Orlando who turned 82 in June. He’s still a flight attendant, and he works circles around younger people. I was on a flight one day, and there were four of us. One was 75. I think I was 71 at the time. The next oldest guy was in his mid-60s, and we had a youngster of like 46. I still love what I do. I really enjoy getting away and taking a three-day vacation. A friend of mine, a fellow flight attendant and retired preacher, said to me one time, ‘This is not a job. It’s a paid vacation.’ And that’s what it feels like. … “From the time I was a kid, I’ve always loved airplanes. There’s just something about them. When you’re young, you would look up in the sky and think, ‘Where are they going now?’ And now, when I’m up in the sky and looking down at all those little cars driving around, I think, ‘I wonder where they’re going. I wonder what they’re doing in their lives.’ Looking out of airplane windows is so much fun. I love it.” — Tom Shelby AUDIO EXTRA: Tom shares a story of how Southwest Airlines flight attendants go the extra mile for customers. https://clyp.it/ijiuhg5m

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(2 of 2) “I was pretty much raised by my grandmother. The first thing she taught me to make was pie crust. You didn’t progress until you got one thing right. I remember not being able to see over the kitchen counter. But by the time I was 4 or 5 years old, I could do pie crust. From then on, that was my job. Then I started baking the pies, baking cookies, baking bread. I grew up doing all of that. I love to cook, too, making whole meals. I have a completely Texan problem of cooking small. I’m not very good at cooking small. So it translated well to running a bakery. … “Cheesecakes are my signature item now. I love doing them, and I think they’re different from anyone else’s. I put a couple extra ingredients into my crust. I also try to extend myself by using ingredients that you normally wouldn’t consider for a crust. For example, I have amaretto cookies that I’ve crushed and mixed with other ingredients. I have a request that I still need to fulfill for a friend. She wants a flaming hot Cheetos cheesecake. It’s sweet, salty and hot. That could be very interesting. I’m willing to try anything. When I’m making muffins or cheesecakes, I sometimes feel like I’m Willy Wonka. I have all of these ingredients. It’s kind of like a pallet where you can try everything and mix things together. If you have a sense of the tastes that go together, the things that might complement each other, it’s endless what you can do. The only thing that’s not endless is my time and my energy.” — Joni Glaze … Joni, who runs Glaze Baking Company, has a circle of friends who are willing taste testers for her recipes. “I try not to bring anything home, though. I eat enough here.” https://www.facebook.com/glazebaking/

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(1 of 2) “I was laid off from my job at one of the plants last summer. Then I went through Thanksgiving making dozens and dozens of cheesecakes out of my house. I mentioned to a friend that maybe I needed to run a bakery so that I can have my cheesecakes done in a certified kitchen. Well, the next thing you know, I’m over here looking at this bakery that shut down three days earlier. Four days later, I owned it. We bought it in December and we’ve been open since January. … “I’ve run a lot of businesses through the years. I have good life skills to put to the task here. I know what’s it’s like to work hard. But I’m still surprised every day at the amount of work that goes into this. It’s really astounding. What I was not prepared for was the physicality of it all. I was not prepared for 19 hours a day on average. I was not prepared for my feet to give out or my hands to just give out. That’s been the most challenging part, realizing my age. I’m 52. But up until now, I didn’t feel it. Now I feel 152.” — Joni Glaze … She owns Glaze Baking Company, which specializes in baked goods, cakes and desserts, but also serves breakfast and lunch items. https://www.facebook.com/glazebaking/

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“Who’s a good boy? I’m a good boy.” — Titus … Titus is a total sweetheart. He likes to follow his foster mom from room to room and lie at her feet. He listens very well and is eager to please. He’s good with kids and other pets, including dog-friendly cats. If chewing were an Olympic sport, Titus would take the gold medal. This boy loves his chew toys. Titus is a 4-year-old, 53-pound Terrier, American Pit Bull/Pointer, German Shorthair. If you can offer him a forever home, please apply to adopt. www.adopttosave.org/dogs

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“Who’s a good boy? I’m a good boy.” — Titus … Titus is a total sweetheart. He likes to follow his foster mom from room to room and lie at her feet. He listens very well and is eager to please. He’s good with kids and other pets, including dog-friendly cats. If chewing were an Olympic sport, Titus would take the gold medal. This boy loves his chew toys. Titus is a 4-year-old, 53-pound Terrier, American Pit Bull/Pointer, German Shorthair. If you can offer him a forever home, please apply to adopt. www.adopttosave.org/dogs

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The past few weeks, so many stories have been shared of people helping people during and after Hurricane Harvey. No doubt, there are countless more that most of us will never hear about. But in each case, someone was positively impacted because someone else took the time to extend a hand. Kaye and Richard Sneed in Mont Belvieu hosted two couples that hopped in their cars and drove from Fort Worth to do their part in Baytown. Former Baytown resident Britt Elliott and his wife, Sahar, joined friends Tiffany and Derek Burke on the recent trip. Read their story on The Baytown Project: Hurricane Harvey blog. https://baytownproject-hurricaneharvey.blogspot.com/

#BaytownProject #BaytownTexas #HurricaneHarvey

The past few weeks, so many stories have been shared of people helping people during and after Hurricane Harvey. No doubt, there are countless more that most of us will never hear about. But in each case, someone was positively impacted because someone else took the time to extend a hand. Kaye and Richard Sneed in Mont Belvieu hosted two couples that hopped in their cars and drove from Fort Worth to do their part in Baytown. Former Baytown resident Britt Elliott and his wife, Sahar, joined friends Tiffany and Derek Burke on the recent trip. Read their story on The Baytown Project: Hurricane Harvey blog. https://baytownproject-hurricaneharvey.blogspot.com/

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(4 of 4) “It’s kind of funny how my wife and I met. I was working at an apartment complex as the maintenance guy. She worked for an answering service, and she answered the phones for our apartments. So I would hear her voice a lot when I called the answering service because somebody had a stopped-up toilet or an air conditioner that wasn’t working. After a while, we got on a first-name basis and would talk from time to time. One day I asked her if we could meet, just go out for a cup of coffee or something. I knew she was white. But at the time, she didn’t know I was black. She couldn’t really tell by my voice. In one of our phone conversations I said, ‘I’m going to tell you something, and I hope it doesn’t affect our relationship.’ She said, ‘What’s that?’ I said, ‘I’m black.’ She said, ‘No, you’re not.’ I said, ‘Yes, I am. When we meet, you’ll see.’ So when we met she said, ‘You weren’t lying.’ We started dating, and we got along real well. … “While we were dating, I told her that I was kind of scared to meet her parents. She said that her mom was real nice. But when we’d go by there I’d say, ‘I’m not going in if your dad’s there.’ At the time, her dad probably didn’t really care for a mixed marriage or any kind of relationship. She kind of hinted at that. So one day she and her mom tricked me. They said, ‘Come on inside.’ I said, ‘Is your dad here?’ She said, ‘No, he’s not here.’ So I walked inside and saw all these guns on the wall, along with deer heads and other animals. I thought, I’m glad he’s not here. But lo and behold, I walk around the corner and there he was. So I met him, and he turned out to be just as nice as can be. Those two have passed. But they always supported us and said, ‘You know what? Color doesn’t matter with us because you’re taking care of our daughter. You provide for her, you take care of her, and that’s all that matters.’ Then I said, ‘That’s the way my mama and daddy raised me.’ I never, ever look at anybody’s skin color. Some people tell me, ‘You’re too white. You don’t act black.’ I say, ‘No, I act like a human.’ — Kenneth Clark … He and Marcella have been married 26 years.

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“I was at home when the hurricane hit. I didn’t know how bad it was going to be, but I knew we were going to have some high water. In years past, every time we had a flood, I was called out to do a few rescues in my airboat. This time it was non-stop. I’d say that me and my buddies picked up between 600 and 700 people total. We ran hard for seven straight days. It was challenging work. But once you got home each night and showered, you couldn’t do anything but think of going back out there and how many people were left. I’d get three or four hours of sleep and be back on the road. You didn’t want to stop. Toward the end of the week, we were in Port Arthur helping them evacuate nursing homes. Most of the people we picked up were 100 percent bedridden. We were able to load their whole beds on the front of my boat. We actually transported one lady who needed care all the way to a hospital. I drove my airboat right up to the hospital entrance on concrete. It was pretty crazy.” — Kyle Cervenka … Kyle, who grew up in Baytown, had a week to remember as he and several friends rescued people from life-threatening situations. Read the full story. https://baytownproject-hurricaneharvey.blogspot.com/

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(3 of 4) “My mom and dad raised me to always help people regardless of your race, your color, your gender, your creed or your religion. When I go places and meet people, I don’t look at color. I judge you as a human. That’s the way I’ve always been. I, as a human being, believe that everybody is equal. From day one, I was raised to get along with all the kids in the neighborhood. So once I got to junior high and high school, I hung around everybody. That made me who I am. I have friends of all shades and colors. It’s my parents’ influence. They taught me to get along with everybody. In the end, God created us all equal. We all have to go before him on judgment day. We’re all in this together.” — Kenneth Clark … AUDIO EXTRA: Hear Kenneth’s views on the recent focus on the appropriateness of Confederate statues and monuments. https://clyp.it/rslqb5mv

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(2 of 4) “A lot of my friends who follow me on Facebook know that I suffer from depression and that I’m being treated for it. Other than seeing my doctor and being on medication, one of the main ways I learned to cope with it is through social media. I started reading a lot online. I read quotes, I read scriptures, and I post something every day on my page. Some people think that what I’m posting is specifically about me. But really, it’s me trying to help somebody else. I hear from people all the time, young and old, who tell me that what I posted helped them through a difficult moment. My main thing is about spreading positivity. That’s all I want. I want to help somebody from possibly doing something that they might regret later. … “I heard from a lady once who said she was very depressed and that she didn’t know what else to do. I said, ‘Let’s talk about it.’ So I shared some things with her, and I asked her to go to my page and read some of my posts. I told her, ‘There may be something there that connects with you. Just write it down or print it out, and stick it on your mirror so you can look at it every day.’ And she did. She said that helped. She said, ‘I was in the darkest place that you could ever imagine.’ I said, ‘I know where you’ve been. I’ve been there myself.’ I told her that there is always somebody ready to lend you a hand. If I can stick out my hand to help someone else, that’s what I’m going to continue doing. Because I know where they’ve been. I know that feeling.” — Kenneth Clark

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(1 of 4) “I went through a period where I was dealing with depression. I had a lot of bad feelings about myself. At the time, I didn’t really know why. But I came to understand that it was due to traumatic situations. I used to be a volunteer firefighter for the City of Mont Belvieu. I love firefighting. I like helping people. But I think I saw too much, too fast. I did it for about 10 years. The fires, they didn’t bother me at all. It was the car wrecks. It was the death that I saw. The incident that pretty much put me over the edge happened one Friday evening. I was sitting at home when my pager went off at about 10 o’clock. There was an accident involving a motorcycle. So I started heading to the fire station. About halfway there I could hear the radio chatter. It said there was a confirmed DOA. Something inside of me said, ‘Ken, turn around.’ But then something also told me to keep going. When I reached the scene, I ran into a fellow firefighter. He said, ‘Man, there’s nothing you can do.’ I thought about turning around again, but I just had to go up there to the scene. And it was devastating. It was two people on a motorcycle, and they both were gone. It bothered me so much that after I got home, I couldn’t sleep that whole weekend. If I had gotten there and been able to get those people packaged up, on a helicopter and off to a hospital, that could have helped. I would have felt a little more release that I tried my best. But the fact that those people didn’t move when I got there, it just stuck with me. So a lot of my depression came from doing that kind of work and seeing the heartache that I saw. It just took a while to catch up with me. I always told people that you think you want to do that job, but sometimes you really don’t. Late at night when everybody else is asleep and you can’t sleep, that’s when those old demons come back to haunt you.” — Kenneth Clark

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“About a month ago we lost an officer in a police action shooting. Aaron Allan was a lieutenant. He was the first full-time officer that I ever hired. He went to a car that was inverted in a crash. After he climbed in to help, the guy pulled a gun and shot him 12 times. It took Aaron’s life. Our community came out and overwhelmed us with food, gifts and memorials. Anything we needed, the people from our town were there. So when the hurricane happened down here, we were trying to find some way to give back to a community that was devastated like we were. We reached out to the same people who were really good to us, and they said, ‘Oh, we’d love to do that.’ They filled our whole garage with stuff. And we didn’t really think about it. We worked all day, and then we just jumped in our vehicles and drove straight through. It’s 1,046 miles from Southport (Indiana) to here. It took 15 hours and 38 minutes.” … Are you looking forward to the drive back? “No, not really. But we need to get back for a fundraiser. It’s for Aaron’s wife and kids. So we’re going to eat a little bit and maybe take a couple hours to breathe, then get back on the road. I do need to clean all the bugs off the windshield first. You guys have some huge bugs down here.” — Tom Vaughn … Tom is chief of the Southport, Indiana, Police Department. He and his wife, Jane, joined several officers in delivering a truckload of supplies to Bay Area Rehabilitation Services. Opportunity Center clients, BARC staff and volunteers distributed the items to more than 200 carloads of families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Read the full story on The Baytown Project: Hurricane Harvey blog. https://baytownproject-hurricaneharvey.blogspot.com/

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“You know those annoying types of cats that always want to nip or swat at you? Well, I’m not one of those.” — Jerry … A 6-month-old domestic shorthair, Jerry is one of the sweetest cats ever. He’s affectionate, and will allow you to hold him for a long time while purring away. He does enjoy chasing his cat roommate, though, and runs around checking out new things. Jerry would probably be nice and gentle with kids, once he gets to know them. He loves canned food, but isn’t much interested in other treats. Right now, Jerry enjoys living with his foster mom through A Life to Live. If you can offer him a forever home, please apply to adopt. www.adopttosave.org/cats

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“You know those annoying types of cats that always want to nip or swat at you? Well, I’m not one of those.” — Jerry … A 6-month-old domestic shorthair, Jerry is one of the sweetest cats ever. He’s affectionate, and will allow you to hold him for a long time while purring away. He does enjoy chasing his cat roommate, though, and runs around checking out new things. Jerry would probably be nice and gentle with kids, once he gets to know them. He loves canned food, but isn’t much interested in other treats. Right now, Jerry enjoys living with his foster mom through A Life to Live. If you can offer him a forever home, please apply to adopt. www.adopttosave.org/cats

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