Sup­plies be­ing col­lected for WV flood­ing vic­tims

Record Observer - - Community - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­

GRA­SONVILLE — With the help of lo­cal busi­nesses, Justin Davis of Gra­sonville is or­ga­niz­ing do­na­tions to go to West Vir­ginia flood­ing vic­tims.

Pres­i­dent Obama has de­clared a dis­as­ter in West Vir­ginia af­ter flash flood­ing left at least 24 peo­ple dead last week, and some are still miss­ing. Wa­ter lev­els reached as high as rooftops some places. Dev­as­ta­tion is wide spread, af­fect­ing 44 of the 55 coun­ties in the state.

Items needed in­clude toi­letries, clean­ing sup­plies (es­pe­cially bleach), mops, laun­dry deter­gent, brooms, shov­els, Crayons and col­or­ing books, toys to keep chil­dren oc­cu­pied, pet food, non-per­ish­able canned food and wa­ter.

Drop off

• Kent Is­land Farm­ers Mar­ket, at Christ Church, 830 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville, Thurs­days from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., where Shan­non Gay­hardt will staff locations in­clude: a ta­ble for do­na­tions. Gay­hardt is per­son­ally af­fected by this dis­as­ter with many mem­bers of her fam­ily dis­placed or stranded. The need is great, she said.

• No Balls Like Snow­balls, at Cross Bones Tat­too & Body Pierc­ing, 305 Sad­dler Road, Gra­sonville. Do­na­tions get you one free small snow­ball.

• Shore Stop South, 201 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville.

• A-Shore Out Bail Bonds, 101 S Com­merce St., Centreville.

• Best Western Plus Eas­ton Inn & Suites, 8708 Ali­cia Dr., Eas­ton. The busi­ness is also do­nat­ing cases of soap, sham­poo and toi­letries.

Davis pre­vi­ously or­ga­nized col­lec­tion drives for 9/11 and for tor­nado vic­tims out west. He usu­ally works through fire and emer­gency ser­vices vol­un­teers in the ar­eas af­fected.

He said he’d like to de­liver a truck full of sup­plies by July 10 and will make ad­di­tional trips as do­na­tions war­rant.

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