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Shoppers show support with numerous donations at H-E-B Wednesday

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

People helping people.

“I got a lot of sympathy in my heart. That’s why I’m out here donating,” said Charles Johnson.

The donations left at the H.E.B. off Wadley on Wednesday prove it.

“If I was in their situation, I would want someone to help me,” said Erick Torres.

Shoppers continued to show support as dusk fell. Many with the Texas Gulf Coast in their minds and hearts.

“I’m a previous resident of Houston so I don’t mind giving back. Plus I’m a veteran so I don’t mind giving to those in need,” said Johnson.

“I have friends that live around there and I’ve seen the videos,” said Torres.

It’s not just the donations you see outside the store. H.E.B. says people have blown past the $1, $3, and $5 dollar donations. Instead some shoppers donated $50 or $100.

“You see a caring heart people share around here. Midland is a nice place. We got a lot of people that care around here,” said Johnson.

A lot of people that care and hope for the best for those in South Texas.

“Stay focused on God, don’t focus on nothing else. Stay focused on God because he’s the one that can change things and bring them out of that situation,” said Wanda Kendrick.

The store is taking donations until close at 1 a.m. every day this week. 

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