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Northeast Texans are collecting food and supplies for victims of and refugees from Hurricane Harvey. Below is a list of some of the organizations and locations collecting items, and what they are taking.

American Legion West Tawakoni Post No. 517, 236 TX-276, Quinlan

Items needed:  Personal hygiene products, drinks, non-perishable food, pet food, and clothing.  

All Hunt County Fire Department Locations (through Wednesday, Aug. 30):

Crowning the Center Point Queen: Center Point, in Camp County, began as a Freedmen's community following the Civil War. In 1899, G.W. Goulsby opened a one-room school, the first in the settlement. In 1916 a new five-room school was built.
image courtesy of Edgie Reeves / Northeast Texas Digital Collections

For years, documents vital to the history of African-Americans in Northeast Texas gathered dust in storage or were known only to a few people. The African-American History Collection, part of the Northeast Texas Digital Collections at Texas A&M University-Commerce, provides an online archive that allows people around the world to see historic photographs, peruse school yearbooks, read church publications and hear oral histories.