Supplies being collected for WV flooding victims
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.
• 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.