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Farmington's Drop in the Bucket campaign sends goods to city hit by hurricane

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The Farmington community and volunteers of business leaders, pastors and residents celebrated the Port Aransas truck sendoff with games, food and a Farmington Police escort for the Rosemount semi-truck packed with donations of cleaning supplies, small appliances, pet food and wood, windows and doors donated from Dakota County Lumber in Farmington. Kara Hildreth / contributor2 / 5
Farmington Mayor Todd Larson (left) offered best wishes, along with blessings from the Rev. Andy Herzberg, the Rev. Karen Evenson and Grant Beyl of Thrivent Financial Minnesota Valley Associates, which donated $10,000 to fill the truck. Photo by Kara Hildreth / contributor3 / 5
Truck driver Rich Klahr drove the loaded semitruck donated by Wayne Transports of Rosemount. Commenting how real friendships have been formed between Farmington and Port Aransas, Mayor Todd Larson said, "Everyone who donated should be very proud and everyone should be proud of this city." Kara Hildreth / contributor4 / 5
The community shared warm wishes to Port Aransas residents on a banner inside an outdoor greenhouse at Pellicci Ace Hardware in Farmington. The Rev. Tom Olson with Thrivent Financial wrote on the banner. “The city of Farmington should be very proud," said Grant Beyl of Thrivent, which donated $10,000 of seed money to fill the truck along with community donations. Kara Hildreth / contributor 5 / 5

Farmington leaders spoke Saturday, Nov. 11, at a goodwill sendoff drive to Port Aransas, Texas, the island town Farmington adopted after Hurricane Harvey devastated the community.

Scroll through photos as well as a video by Pastro Karen Evenson above.

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