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Kern County residents head to Texas to help Harvey victims

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Posted at 8:58 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 23:32:00-04

A group of Kern County residents made their way to Texas to bring goods and supplies after Hurricane Harvey. This trip was put together by the non-profit organization ACT Kindly Inc.

Mark Abernathy and Jerrad Johnson collected items and led a group to Port Arnsas in Texas. They took a trailer of supplies to help with the aftermath of Harvey.

One member of the Kern River Valley Community, Ruthann Stearns-Smith, went along to help. She‎ says the town of Mustang Island is destroyed, but the people seem hopeful.

Some other members of the group, also from Kern River Valley, wanted to help give back to ACT Kindly Inc. who helped them during the Erskine Fire. Sherri Forshee-Jones says she was paying it forward for the help she received and wanted to join this worthy cause.

ACT Kindly Inc. is a local non-profit established in 2015. They have helped with Erskin Fire and Oroville Dam relief. They also try to help the Bakersfield community as much as possible. They say that the hurricane relief was made possible by the community, board members, volunteers, and former Bakersfield residents who now live in Texas.