Arizona families help Hurricane Harvey evacuees

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Families from around Arizona are helping out evacuees in Texas. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Families from around Arizona are helping out evacuees in Texas. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The Arizona National Guard members who went received their first mission Monday morning, to get emergency supplies to residents of Galveston. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Arizona National Guard members who went received their first mission Monday morning, to get emergency supplies to residents of Galveston. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Fleet Feed has 170 stores across the U.S. so they're helping their Houston store. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Fleet Feed has 170 stores across the U.S. so they're helping their Houston store. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Fleet Feet is asking people to drop off the shoes and socks for the next two weeks at their stores around the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Fleet Feet is asking people to drop off the shoes and socks for the next two weeks at their stores around the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Arizona National Guard left Phoenix Saturday for a base in San Antonio. They received their first mission Monday morning, to get emergency supplies to residents of Galveston.

"We were able to deliver some emergency water to residents at the Galveston Airport that have been stranded there for days. We've been able to get supplies to them," said Capt. Shannon Austin Air Mission Commander, Arizona National Guard.

[RELATED: Phoenix Search and Rescue headed to TX to offer hurricane aid]

With the weather ramping up again, missions have been limited for Austin and her crew but they are standing by ready to jump into action.

"This is something we train for all the time and why I personally joined the National Guard and in talking with those I work with why they joined, to be able to help our community," said Capt. Austin.

[RELATED: Arizona Red Cross volunteers join Harvey relief efforts in Texas]

Back here in Arizona families are doing what they can to help out.

"We got together as a family, Fleet Feet, we have about 170 stores across the U.S. and we thought what can we do to help Fleet Feet Houston," said Linda des Groseilliers.

[READ MORE: How Arizonans can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey]

They are collecting new and gently used shoes and new socks for the Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Fleet Feet is asking people to drop off the items for the next two weeks at their stores around the Valley.

[ALERT: Beware of Hurricane Harvey Scams]

"We are going to separate them, tie them together, put the gender and size on them and ship them to our San Antonio store and they are going to drive them over to Houston," said des Groseilliers. 

[RELATED: Houston mayor says more than 3,000 people rescued by police]

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