Harvey victims reclaim the spirit of the season with free decorations

Those affected by Harvey "shopped" for free for their holiday needs in Lumberton

Virginia Slocum took a handmade Christmas wreath just in time for the holidays.

She’s just one of the many who stopped by “Deck the Halls” décor relief effort to grab decorations for their temporary home in Beaumont.

Slocum’s home was flooded in Freeport during Harvey.

“We lost all of our Christmas stuff and it really wasn’t a big priority actually. I just didn’t think about it and it really makes the season, makes it for the kids.” She said.

Ornaments, Christmas Trees, Garlands were all free for those who lost everything during Harvey on Sunday at the Lumberton Performing Arts Center.

“I was sitting on my couch thinking of my Christmas list and the decorations and bingo!” said Meredith Love.

Love coordinated the event with the help of Gretchen Scoggins and schools from Hardin County.

“We need the uplifting spirit and the things that make us smile and happy.” Said Scoggins.

Donations came with the help of social media and people all over the state.

“I know what they’ve been through so it’s nice that I get to help out too.” said Maura Teer.

Teer’s first floor at her home was flooded during Harvey and came out to the event to help.

She is a freshman at Hardin-Jefferson High School. At least 200 people went home on Sunday with decorations.

© 2017 KBMT-TV


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