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Highlands sending team to Texas to provide help

KOB.com Web Staff and The Associated Press
September 14, 2017 06:50 PM

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Highlands University is sending a 40-member team of faculty, students and staff to Texas to help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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 "There’s been a tremendous response from the Highlands University family wanting to help Hurricane Harvey survivors," said Highlands social work professor Beth Massaro in a statement from the University. "We’re finalizing plans for the Highlands team that will travel to Rockport, Texas Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. We will be volunteering at donation centers, with cleanup efforts, and with other support services."

Massaro, who is leading the effort, visited Rockport after the storm and she says damage was staggering with many homes and businesses destroyed and numerous snapped-off utility poles and downed trees.

She says the team will camp on the property of a Highlands professor.

New Mexico Highlands is headquartered in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

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