Texas workers ship thousands of Irma care packages to Tampa

Thousands of care packages assembled by USAA are on track to arrive in Tampa Thursday.

TAMPA, Fla. (WTSP) – Roughly 4,000 care packages assembled by USAA workers from San Antonio, Texas arrived in Tampa Thursday for victims of Hurricane Irma.

According to Yvette Segura with USAA in Tampa, $250,000 worth of food, water, hygiene and other personal items have been packed in boxes for Tampa USAA workers affected by the storm.

Fifteen semi-trucks will travel 18 hours to bring the disaster relief kits to Tampa. Workers were able to pick up the packages starting at 10 a.m. at the company’s location on Commerce Drive.

Segura said the effort is all about helping others in their time of need.

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with 10News WTSP. Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. You can also email her at emorrow@wtsp.com.

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