Local donations will soon head to Texas

Nancy Radcliff via Circleville Herald:

A beautiful story of a community coming together to aid another community.

“The Circleville City School District has teamed up with Pickaway County Community Action (PICCA) and Shears Barber Shop to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston, Texas area.

“I wanted to do something to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey,” said Kim Kroen, with Shears Barber Shop in Circleville. Together with owner Denise Huff, they contacted PICCA, and began organizing a truckload of donations to head to Texas. Kroen said donations have been pouring in at Shears and the community is really coming through. The items will be transported to Texas by Andy Bowen, of Bowen Trucking.

PICCA will be accepting donations until 3 p.m. Friday at their location, 469 E. Ohio Street. Shears Barber Shop, 216 Scioto St., will be collecting donations until 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Donated items needed are diapers, baby formula, baby food, non-perishable food, paper towels, toilet paper, bottled water, pet supplies, first aid materials, wheelchairs, Ensure drinks, adult diapers, hygiene products, disposable plates, cups and utensils. They ask that you do not donate glass materials.

e-Merge Real Estate is collecting items for Hurricane Harvey Relief on Sat., Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at two different locations. In Circleville, at 105 W. Mound St., and in South Bloomfield, and 5027 S. Walnut St.

Additional items they’re looking for include blankets, plain T-shirts (small child up to adult) sweatpants (small size up to adult), socks and underwear (all sizes, boy and girl), box fans, pet supplies, sleeping bags, and heavy duty bags for distribution.

All items collected by e-Merge will be distributed at The Word of God Christian Fellowship Church in Cypress, Texas, and the George Brown Convention Center in Houston.”

Read the whole story with photos in the Circleville Herald.

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