If you want to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts but don’t have the luxury of making a financial contribution, consider giving some of your time.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank is one of the organizations in need of volunteers.

When asked by the El Paso Times what was needed most, the food bank’s CEO, Victor Nevarez replied, "Volunteers are what we really need."

Nevarez said they need people to help sort and inspect truck loads of donated food items and get them ready for distribution should they be called upon to assist the city in helping feed evacuees.

According to the Red Cross in El Paso, the city is currently on "standby mode" and might be asked to provide shelter for up to 1,500 hurricane evacuees in the next day or two.

Nevarez told the Times he wants to be able to distribute food and other supplies as soon as "the Red Cross gives us the word that we are getting evacuees,” and emphasized an urgent need for volunteers to help accomplish that.

He added the food bank is staying open until 8 p.m. daily “to get as much help as possible” and that “it will be staying open on Saturday as well."

So if have some time on your hands and want to help with local relief efforts, call El Pasoans Fighting Hunger volunteer coordinator Joe Hernandez at 298-0353.

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