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Fill the truck: State Trooper collects items for West Virginia residents

Fill the truck: State Trooper collects items for West Virginia residents
Posted at 5:36 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 17:36:56-04

ROCKVILLE, Va. — A local state trooper has organized a “Fill the Truck for West Virginia” drive, in hopes to collect items for residents affected by floods. Over 20 people died in the floods and thousands have  lost everything in the natural disaster.

Trooper Angela Shaffier may live and work in Central Virginia, but Greenbrier County, West Virginia, is her hometown.

“Many people have lost everything they had and are living in shelters,” Shaffier said. “Those who were able to return home have no power, have lost so much and are cleaning up layers of mud after throwing out all of the furniture and appliance [s] that cannot be salvaged.”

Shaffier plans to deliver the supplies to West Virginia on Friday, July 1.

Cox Transportation donated a truck to haul the items. It is currently set up at 17347 Pouncey Tract Road in Rockville.

Donations will be accepted beginning Tuesday morning. People wishing to contact Shaffier can send a message through the Facebook page: Fill the Truck for West Virginia.

Shaffier said that any donation will be appreciated, and specific requests are needed for the following items:

  • push brooms
  • powder lime
  • large trash bags
  • large trash cans
  • gloves
  • cleaning supplies
  • bleach
  • shop vacs
  • extension cords
  • shovels
  • Non-perishable food items
  • diapers
  • wipes
  • baby formula
  • personal hygiene products
  • dog & cat food
  • coloring books & crayons
  • kids toys
  • furniture
  • blankets
  • fans
  • bed linens
  • towels
  • flashlights
  • batteries
  • cell phone chargers
  • bottled water
  • Gatorade
  • coolers