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FORT WORTH, Texas (September 7, 2017) 

Texas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas opened its two-day donation drive station Thursday to provide Denton and Tarrant County residents and companies with a convenient drop-off point for essential items needed for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Beginning at 7 a.m. CT, speedway employees began collecting and organizing items at the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office building adjacent to the lake off Hwy. 114 and will continue through 8 p.m. tonight. In addition to individuals and families stopping by to contribute to the cause throughout the day, Wal-Mart of neighboring Roanoke donated a pallet of bottled water as a contribution. 

The final day of the Hurricane Harvey Donation Drive will be Friday with the hours of 7 a.m.-8 p.m. for donations drop-offs. All items collected by the speedway staff during the two-day drive will be donated to American Red Cross. 

The following are the items of need:

  • Non-perishable food: Pull-top canned foods, such as vegetables, fruits and canned meats; ready-to-eat dry goods such as nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, granola and trail mixes, jerky, ready-to-eat snacks; bottled water; and ready-to-eat meals.
  • Personal care products: Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion, etc.
  • Cleaning supplies: Laundry detergents, general cleaner, sponges, bleach, mops, scrub brushes, buckets, rubber gloves, etc.
  • Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
  • Baby and infant supplies: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion, etc.
  • First-aid items: Bandages, gauze, pads, first-aid tape, antiseptic creams, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, latex gloves, instant cold packs, etc.
  • Clothing: Regular and plus-size clothing for men, women and children; socks, underwear in new packaging.
  • Miscellaneous: Blankets, towels, cots.

For those interested in making a monetary donation to the American Red Cross, please visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RedCross or text “Harvey” to 90999 for a $10 donation. Texas Motor Speedway also will take monetary donations at the drive and present them to the American Red Cross.

For more information on the donation drive, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500.

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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