NC city reaches out to aid Texas city with same name

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LaGRANGE, Lenoir County - LaGrange, North Carolina, is reaching into its pockets to help its sister city - LaGrange, Texas.

The eastern North Carolina town is helping the Texas town affected by Hurricane Harvey with a collection drive.

Residents are being asked to donate the following: adult and children's socks, diapers, Clorox wipes, towels, bed linens and feminine hygiene products.

"It is heartbreaking to stop and consider having to start over with nothing after a devastating event like this. We take daily commodities for granted all the time, and don't realize how lucky we are until there is a time of emergency," says Jill Boone, a resident of LaGrange, North Carolina. "When our group of friends were trying to decide the best way to help, we became aware of the impacts to LaGrange, Texas, and really wanted to center our efforts on that town."

Residents can bring the items to local churches on Sunday, Sept. 10, or to LaGrange Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 202 W. Washington St., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, between 5 and 7 p.m.

For more information,contact Jill Boone at