PRESS RELEASE: TOYLIFT CHARITIES & GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF ORGANIZE HURRICANE FLORENCE RELIEF EFFORT COLLECTION
Charlottesville, VA –This afternoon, Tom Powell, Founder of the Toy Lift Charities and the Greene County Sheriff, Steve Smith, successfully obtained commitments from three private individuals for the donation of three trucks to transport relief supplies to the Hurricane Florence area of New Bern, NC. These will be delivered mid-week next week after we are certain roads are passable enough to allow entry.
Watching TV this past week and witnessing the devastation throughout North Carolina has made us all realize that we as a community are in a position to assist. Powell has been in touch with the Community Services Director in New Bern, NC to obtain a list of items most needed to help the people of North Carolina with the recovery. A list of those items is attached for your use and publication. DO NOT PROVIDE CLOTHING, as it will NOT be accepted.
Sam’s Club Warehouse, 971 Hilton Heights Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Wal-Mart, 135 Stoneridge Drive, Ruckersville, VA 22968
Shenandoah Joe’s Coffee, 945 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Hours of Operation:
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., beginning Thursday, September 20, 2018,
through Monday, September 24, 2018.
This would not be possible without the assistance of Champion Brewery, Read Transportation, and Clifford Waller, all who have provided trucks for this effort. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Tom Powell 434-960-8697 or Sheriff Steve Smith 434-985-8682, ext 201 or Chad Kelle (Sam’s Club) 540-816-9129.
LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE RELIEF:
Bottled water (cases)
Diapers (all sizes)
Feminine Hygiene Products
Ready To Eat Foods, Non-Perishable (Powdered Milk, Granola Bars, Canned foods, Canned meats, vegetables and fruits, items that do not need to be cooked, instant)
Cleaning Supplies (disinfectants)
Trash Bags (LARGE BLACK)
Brooms, Shovels, Mops