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Lakota student takes hundreds of blankets to Texas

The Blanket Crew is gathering blankets for Harvey victims. (Ken Brown, FOX19 NOW) The Blanket Crew is gathering blankets for Harvey victims. (Ken Brown, FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A 15-year-old Lakota East student planned a trip to Texas to help in the relief efforts. Andrew Brauer is the founder of “The Blanket Crew,” a non-profit that provides blankets to those in need.

“We've just been getting a lot more blankets and a lot more donations from people, just wanting to help us,” Brauer said.

Andrew and his mother spent Thursday night loading up a van with donated blankets to take down to the disaster zone in Texas. The young do-gooder arrived in Texas on Saturday and “The Blanket Crew” is coordinating their efforts with disaster relief officials already in the Lone Star State.

"The Blanket Crew" coordinated their relief efforts with disaster relief officials in Texas, but their first stop didn't go entirely according to plan.

"When we made it to Houston they actually didn't need blankets or anything anymore," Brauer said.

So determined to make a difference the crew drove deeper into the devastation.

"We went down to Pasadena, Texas and we went to Golden Acres Church and dropped off all of the blankets we had there," Brauer said. 

He said the church is putting half of them to use immediately and the other half will be sent home with residents who are going back to pick-up the pieces.

"It just felt good to know that these blankets were going to go to somebody that needed it… that didn't have a home anymore," Brauer said.

They are still accepting donations. 

Here's where you can drop off blankets: 

Christoper Marcus at the Madison 

2324 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208 

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