A coalition of eight sheriff’s offices including Brown County is collecting material and money for first responders and volunteers who are working in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
    Sheriff’s deputies and staff will visit Aransas County Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 to provide hot grilled meals for first responders and survivors, a press release from Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill’s office states.
    Patrol deputies will also assist with patrols, security assignments and transports of personnel, resources and equipment. The coalition’s mission is to be “servants to our brothers,” the press release states.
    In addition to Brown County, sheriff’s offices from Coryell, Mills, Burnet, Lampasas, Hamilton, Blanco and Bosque counties are part of the coalition.
    They will be the second or third wave of assistance and resources for the first responders and volunteers.
    Donations of briskets, pork butts, hamburger meat, hotdogs, chicken and all the fixings are welcome and can be dropped off at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Donors can also call the sheriff’s office and arrange for someone to pick up the items.
    Other items that are welcome are new packaged socks, underwear and T-shirts of all sizes, toiletries, diapers, diaper wipes, baby formula, ball caps, box fans, cleaning supplies such as rubber gloves, spray bottles, trash bags, safety glasses, work gloves, mops, brooms, shovels, five-gallon buckets, dust pans, disinfecting wipes, bleach solvents, mosquito and bug repellents, ropes and tarps.
     Monetary donations will be accepted.