BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Two men from Buckhannon collect supplies for victims affected by the tornado in Mayfield, Ky.
The men moved to the grounds of the former Baily’s auto store to accept donations from the community.
Donations such as pillows and blankets, soft new or used clothing, and toys for all ages were requested. The most in demand are toys because of the disaster just before the holidays.
Collections will also take place on December 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On December 23, the trailers will be driven to a church in Mayfield, Ky., To deliver the supplies.
“They had the basics of FEMA, but they were nothing personal, so when we decided to do this community event to see what we can get. Although this is in Mayfield Kentucky, an eight, nine hour drive, I imagine if this was our town then I hope they would do for us what we do for them, ”said David Beckner, volunteer.
The Mayor of Buckhannon and other business owners raised awareness of the collection and organizations donated items.
“We imagine that if this happened to us in this city, how would we want people to respond to us. So if this is an opportunity for us to just say small town to town, we know how tight the communities are and we can’t imagine the hurt you are feeling right now, but if we can relieve it somehow, we just want to do it, ”said volunteer Jamie Gifford.
Pop’s Furniture in Buckhannon is an all-day donation drop-off center, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations will be sorted and packaged on December 22.