GOODY, Ky. – On Friday ,at the South Williamson Food City, Pike and Mingo organizations, elected officials and businesses worked together to fill the Food City Food for Flood Victims truck .
Those that participated included Mingo County Democratic Executive Members along with 4-H members from Burch Elementary and Middle School.
Truman Chafin, Chairman of the Mingo County Democratic Committee stated, “Mingo County Democratic Executive members along with Burch Elementary and Middle School 4-H joined hands today to help load the Food City Food for Flood Victims Truck that was parked in the front of Food City.”
On Friday, those involved worked together to fill coolers full of food and supplies to be delivered to counties hardest hit by the flooding that occurred on Thursday, June 24. “All food boxes were styrofoam coolers filled with every kind of food and other essentials that will soon be delivered to our flood stricken neighbors,” Chafin explained. “As Chairman of the Committee, I was pleased to have our members participate along with several elected officials,” Chafin continued.
Many organizations, residents, schools and businesses throughout Mingo and Pike counties have donated time, supplies, and funding to assist fellow West Virginians that have been impacted by the devastating flooding that occurred a week ago.
For those interested in making donation, the Williamson Public Library is accepting donations to assist with flood relief efforts. Those that donate at the library will have their library fines erased. Items accepted at the library include: non- perishable food, diapers, pet food, baby wipes, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, laundry detergent, feminine products, bottled water, toiletries, hand sanitizer, first aid kits, batteries and flashlights.
For more information, the Williamson Public Library may be contacted at 304- 235-6029.
(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)