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Medical resort, oil companies team up to take medical supply donations for Harvey victims

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ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

As donations for food, water and clothes roll in across the Basin, many may not think of other essential items lot in flood waters.

"They may have left behind walkers, wheelchairs, canes," said Samantha Gonzalez.

Gonzalez works closely with the elderly at a the Madison Medical Resort.                 

After seeing the devastation Harvey caused, especially the flooding at a nursing home, she was heartbroken.

"It did hit home for us. We are a nursing facility, so we do cater to the elderly. Sitting in that amount of water and all the things that can go wrong health wise. It was very heartbreaking to see," said Gonzalez.

After getting a few calls from local oil companies this week, they all teamed up to take donations for overlooked items and medical supplies.

"That's like oxygen concentrators, wheelchairs, canes, crutches, gloves. Anything they can use as far as medical supplies goes," said Gonzalez.

The companies have already collected three truck loads of items that will be donated sometime next week.

"It's a tragic thing that's happened. We just want to make sure that everyone is safe and they have exactly what they need," said Gonzalez.

The Madison Medical Resort in Odessa will be taking donations until Tuesday, Sept. 12.

A few oil companies are also taking donations: Octane Energy, Diamondback Energy, Triumph Downhole and RSP Permian.

The oil companies have already made arrangements for when the equipment is taken to Houston.

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