CHAPMANVILLE — Customers of the Towne and Country Foodland in Chapmanville have donated more than $2,000 for flood relief.
Towne and Country Manager Lucy Williams said customers had given $2,190 in dollar donations and that money was used to buy items for flood victims.
Williams said the donated money bought 504 gallons of bleach, 21 gallons of water, 72 cases of drinking water, five cases of coffee, two cases of saltines, five bails of flour, five cases of potato chips, one case of coffee creamer, two cases of cereal, 10 cases of canned green beans, 10 cases of canned corn, 25 bags of potatoes, a case of head lettuce, a case of celery, a case of cabbage, a case of pears, two cases of tomatoes, two cases of ketchup, hamburger, hamburger patties, hamburger buns, light bread, soda pop, potato salad, ham salad, macaroni salad, toilet paper, onions, carrots, dinner rolls, desserts, dinner trays, spoons, forks and coffee cups that will be delivered to the Verdunville Church of God, which is making and serving hot meals to the victims of the March 15 flood and volunteers who are in the area helping with the cleanup.
“This is a wonderful effort,” Williams said. “The cashiers and customers have been wonderful. We couldn’t have gotten this much if the cashier’s hadn’t asked people to donate and we want to thank the customers for giving the donations.”
The flood relief items were set to be picked up by the Logan County Robotics Team. The team will then take the items to the Verdunville Church of God and the work goes toward the community service hours students need to graduate, Williams, who works with the robotics team, said.
The cashiers have been collecting the money since March 19, just four days after the flood washed through the Logan County communities of Mud Fork, Verdunville, Coal Branch and Mount Gay.
Patty Egnor, an official with the grocery store, said she is happy with the donation that was collected.
“I’m proud of our cashiers,” she said.
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