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Mobile Medical Clinics to Help Families Impacted by Harvey

    A group of Texas A&M University students builds mobile medical clinics to help those in need of critical health services after Harvey. (Published Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017)

    In College Station, a group of students at Texas A&M University is building mobile medical clinics to help those in need of critical health services.

    The students, part of "BUILD," are studying in the fields of engineering, construction science, finance, business and kinesiology.

    It takes 12 days to build one mobile clinic from a shipping container. Twelve mobile clinics have already been donated and stationed around the world, including Central America, Haiti and Iraq.

    "The clinic in Iraq will help Syrian refugees with their medical needs," said Kayla McCabe, a Junior at Texas A&M studying to receive a degree in construction science. "This is my passion. Everyone on this team loves to service. It's important for us to make an impact."

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    The team of students is working to put a clinic in Southeast Texas to help first responders and families in need.

    "Everyone here knows someone who is in Houston or near the surrounding area," said McCabe. "I have family who is stranded in Houston. It's flooded around their home. I also have an uncle and aunt who had to be evacuated from their house in Bay City. So this storm has hit close to home."

    Each clinic is equipped with running water, lights, an AC unit powered by a generator, two sinks, an exam room, storage and a waiting area.

    BUILD is hoping to move the clinic southward later in the week.

    To find out more information on BUILD, head here: www.buildtamu.com

    NBC 5 and Kroger are teaming up to get help with the relief effort for the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Visit your neighborhood Kroger and make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross at Kroger's check-out registers. All of the money will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief. The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help those in need by providing food, shelter and emotional support for the people whose lives have been disrupted. Visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information on the relief efforts.

     

    Other ways to help the victims of Hurricane/TS Harvey:

     

    DONATE MONEY

    The Salvation Army is also accepting financial donations. Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) HelpSalvArmy.org

     

    DONATE BLOOD
    Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. 1-877-571-1000. Text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999

     

    HELP PETS
    SPCA of Texas is expecting 300 cats and dogs to come to North Texas. The agendy is asking for donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspaper. Donations can be dropped off at the following two locations: SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the SPCA of Texas at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Monetary donations can be made online at SPCA.org/gift