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Nearly $2,000 raised for Harvey relief at McMurry games

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ABILENE, Texas - Close to $2,000 was raised for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts during two McMurry University sporting events this past week.

The gate proceeds from Saturday's first home football game against Howard Payne totaled $1,030, while $875 was donated during Wednesday's volleyball game between the War Hawks and Hardin-Simmons.

The money will be used to create "flood buckets", which contain about $65 worth of cleaning supplies each in order to help people along the Gulf Coast sanitize their homes.

McMurry student-athletes starting collecting items during an annual school year kick-off event. McMurry is working with the United Methodist Committee on Relief to organize the flood buckets.

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