Texas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas are initiating a donation drive to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey on Thursday and Friday and provide Fort Worth-area residents with a primary drop-off location for those interested in helping with the cause.

The Hurricane Harvey Donation Drive will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. CT both days at the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office building adjacent to the lake off Hwy. 114.
All items collected by the speedway staff during the two-day drive will be donated to American Red Cross. The following are the most-needed items:
  • Non-perishable food: Pull-top canned foods, such as vegetables, fruits and canned meats; ready-to-eat dry goods such as nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, granola and trail mixes, jerky, ready-to-eat snacks; bottled water; and ready-to-eat meals.
  • Personal care products: Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion, etc.
  • Cleaning supplies: Laundry detergents, general cleaner, sponges, bleach, mops, scrub brushes, buckets, rubber gloves, etc.
  • Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
  • Baby and infant supplies: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion, etc.
  • First-aid items: Bandages, gauze, pads, first-aid tape, antiseptic creams, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, latex gloves, instant cold packs, etc.
  • Clothing: Regular and plus-size clothing for men, women and children; socks, underwear in new packaging.
  • Miscellaneous: Blankets, towels, cots.
For those interested in making a monetary donation to the American Red Cross, please visit, call 1-800-RedCross or text “Harvey” to 90999 for a $10 donation. Texas Motor Speedway also will take monetary donations at the drive and present them to the American Red Cross.
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