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YSU basketball team sends donations to Harvey victims

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

Youngstown State University basketball players spent part of their afternoon loading dozens of bags and boxes full of donations into a van to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

"I didn't expect it to be this much, but it just shows how together we are as a community," said freshman Garrett Covington.

The donations, mostly clothes, and shoes poured in after YSU head coach Jarrod Calhoun responded to a call for donations from Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson on Twitter.

"It feels great. We packed enough stuff that it couldn't even fit in the truck and they have to go get another truck," said YSU freshman Nazihar Bohannon.

The St. Vincent DePaul Society will send all the donations to people in Beaumont, Texas on Thursday. Beaumont is one of the areas that has yet to receive much help. 

Glenniece Bodo, the St. Vincent DePaul Society Special Events Coordinator, is part of the team driving down there. They teamed up with Pennsylvania-based group Humans with a Purpose to take a Penske rental truck to help those in need.

"Especially being in Youngstown, we're so close knit and we've been through so much as a community that it's so great to see that when a devastation is happening somewhere else that we all get together and help as much as possible," said Bodo.

The truck will leave at 7 am Thursday morning for Beaumont.

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