Aggies help BCS residents clean up after Harvey

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- A group of Texas A&M students decided to come together to help after hearing how Harvey affected the Brazos Valley.

"Yesterday rolled around and we started getting people saying, 'Hey, I got a tree down," said Seth Abbott, a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.

As soon as the storm passed, they hit the roads. Word began to spread they were helping and more volunteers joined their effort.

"N1 from the Corps, their bonfire crew is saying, 'Hey, we need people to come help. We're going around town helping people clean up," said Michael Buckley, Texas A&M student.

He grabbed his tools and headed straight to the nearest crew.

"Came out here with my saw and just helped cut down a tree," said Buckley.

More than 20 Aggies are doing things like picking up trees and trash, one house at time.

Students say they knew they couldn't go down to Houston or near the coast, so this was the perfect opportunity to give back.

"This is something nice that I can do here and still help, in addition to other things I've been looking into," added Buckley.

They've hit around a dozen homes over the course of the day.

"So blessed to have these young students like this, to come out and help us out, it's a great opportunity," said Judy Towell, Bryan resident.

"We're just very proud to be able to help them out and continue that tradition of this community," said Abbott.