Trucking companies in Ohio are stepping up to collect and deliver donations to people affected by recent flooding in Kentucky.
“Absolute devastation….for the people down in Kentucky and that’s when we knew we needed to do something to help,” said April Robinson, who works for Marietta Industrial Enterprises Incorporated.
With the help of Edgell-Jackson Trucking, the two companies are looking to fill a tractor trailer with much-needed supplies for families displaced by the flooding.
“So she [April] contacted Edgell-Jackson. Edgell-Jackson was kind enough to volunteer one of their trailers and we brought it here to our site, where we’re going to be accepting donations,” said Trent Elliott, president of Marietta Industrial Enterprises Incorporated.
“We want it to be completely full from floor to ceiling with canned goods, bottled water, diapers, blankets, flashlights, shovels, anything that might be of use to the people who have lost so much,” Elliot continued to WTAP News.
“I hope it takes some of the stress off of them – a little bit of relief. They’ve literally lost their homes, some have lost their lives…,” Robinson said.
For those looking to donate, the truck is at 17943 State Route seven south behind the Par Mar store. It will be open for donation from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. and will leave for Kentucky on August 19th.