2/28/2013 6:47 PM
by Rebecca Turco
HINTON - What started as a donation effort on Facebook for those displaced by the Tuesday morning fires in Hinton branched out to a volunteer-led clothing drive.
Volunteer Becky Dillon said clothes and household items are being collected at the Wellness Center in Hinton. "It's just really overwhelming to see this much clothing come in and know that somebody out there has nothing, and that they will be able to come in and get clothing," she said.
Martha Sears, who lost her belongings in the fire, said she is grateful to receive help from the community. "I lost everything except for the clothes
I had on when I walked out of my apartment. So I've realized how many
good people still are here," she said.
But Sears said even with her new belongings, she is still going to have a difficult time moving forward.
Those displaced by the fire can take any items they need. They must fill out a form from Community Action of South Eastern West Virginia so they can be accounted for.
Volunteers said although they already received many donations, every bit helps. They are collecting any items at this point.
Folks interested in donating items can head to the Wellness Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday. There will also be a volunteer there on weekends.