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Midwestern State University and Wichita Falls Professional Firefighters Association team up with Houston Professional Firefighters Association for Operation Santa Claus

HOUSTON, Texas -- Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls Texas, along with the Wichita Falls Professional Firefighters Association, head to Houston Area to meet up with the Houston Professional Firefighters Association to bring bikes for kids who lost their bikes in Hurricane Harvey.

Join us! $15,000 donation and 50 bikes are heading to Houston Wednesday Morning, December 6 to meet up with the Houston Professional Firefighters Association.

24 Midwestern State University Marketing Students challenged themselves to collect more money and bikes in the annual Operation Santa Claus to bring money and bikes to Houston Area. Team Wichita Falls will depart at 7:30 a.m. and head down to arrive in Houston around 3 p.m.

This marketing class at Midwestern State University is sponsored by the Red River Best Chevy Dealers in the Texoma Area.

Time/Location: Wednesday, December 6, at 3 p.m. - 1907 Freeman St., Houston, TX.

For More Information:
Jackie Hoegger - Adjunct Professor at Midwestern State University - (940) 631-7999
Bobby Whiteley - First District Vice President of the Texas State Association of Firefighters - (940) 733-4273
Erin Powers - Houston - (281) 703-6000

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Capital Automotive Group, Carolinas Collision Centers, and Carolina Hurricanes to Host Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Capital Automotive Group teamed up with the Carolina Hurricanes along with Carolinas Collision Centers to host a Hurricane Harvey Relief drive at the PNC Arena beginning today. In addition, Capital Automotive will receive donations to aid in the relief effort.

After the drive, employees from Capital Ford in Raleigh will pick up items from PNC Arena and deliver the items to organizations that are assisting those affected by the storm in Texas.

Tim Michael, President of Capital Automotive group said, "It's hard to fathom what our friends in Texas are going through with the effects of this disaster. In some small way, I hope we can give some relief through the donations that are received through this drive."

Donations will be accepted until September 8, 2017 at any Capital Automotive Group location in the Triangle and PNC Arena.

Donors are encouraged to help with the relief efforts by donating:
* Gift cards to national big box stores (Walmart, Target, etc.)
* Cases of bottled water and sports drinks
* Baby items, including diapers, wipes, etc.
* Non-perishable dry goods and canned goods
* Bleach, Lysol, Clorox wipes, etc.
* Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, feminine products, deodorant
* Paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, etc.
* Pet supplies, including dog and cat food
* New pillows, sheets and towels
* Plastic storage bins.

No used clothing will be accepted.

Capital Automotive Group provides consistent, caring customer experiences and is proud to be part of this worthy cause. For more information on Capital Automotive, please visit them at

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