Donated supplies en route to Kentucky tornado victims – Richmond County Daily Journal

It took around 3 days to load this trailer with materials.

Matthew Sasser|Daily Journal

ROCKINGHAM– Volunteers left from the East Rockingham Fire Department Monday early morning with materials and also contributions from the Richmond County neighborhood en path to the sufferers of the current hurricanes in Kentucky.

Regarding 10 volunteers, from Cordova Fire Department, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital– Richmond, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and also ERFD will certainly be making the 10 1/2 hr trip to Kentucky.

“We simply intend to give thanks to everyone in the area,” claimed Dennis Smith, President of the Richmond County Fire & & Rescue Chief’s Association as well as Deputy Chief of the ERFD. “The neighborhood and also churches have actually assisted us greatly.”

-responders gathered the contributions of products from drop-off factors at fire divisions and also various other areas around the area from Dec. 15 to 19.

Lieutenant Norvin Forester with the Sheriff’s Office mosted likely to Mayfield High School in Kentucky, which has to do with a mile far from the center of the damage. He really did not understand any person straight affected by the damage, however understood someone that shed power in the location.

“We required to aid them out,” Forester stated. “I say thanks to everyone for giving away.”

Forester is taking a trip to Kentucky with the team that left Monday. Nicholas Pope, a fireman as well as ERFD and also replacement at RCSO, will certainly additionally be taking a trip.

Pope claimed he does not fairly understand what to anticipate when they show up.

“Everyone in the area simply wished to assist as well as help in the most effective method feasible,” Pope claimed of the Richmond County contributions.

Smith called several of the crucial individuals as well as teams that partnered to make these contributions feasible:

– Joe Everett at Superior Cranes for offering a motorist and also a vehicle to draw a trailer

– FirstHealth Memorial Hospital, which supplied a 16 feet box vehicle as well as 2 vehicle drivers

– Von Drehle Corporation, which gave away 2 pallets of paper items

– Food Lion, which gave away a pallet of water

– Lowe’s, which gave away 2 pallets of water

– Arlo’s BP & & Wrecker Services offered a financial contribution

– G104 FM advertised the contribution drive on their airwaves

– Richmond County Emergency Management Director Bob Smith that offered logistical support

Smith likewise wished to give thanks to Mt. Creek Fire Chief Kenny McFayden for pioneering the county-wide initiative.

“We simply had a pair fire fighters that had some passion in doing something,” McFayden stated. “We made a decision to bring it to the area to obtain everyone included.”

McFayden claimed he was thankful for the area feedback.

“It’s larger than I figured it would certainly be,” he stated.

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Lieutenant Norvin Forester with the Sheriff’s Office went to Mayfield High School in Kentucky, which is concerning a mile away from the center of the damage.”We required to assist them out,” Forester claimed. Forester is taking a trip to Kentucky with the team that left Monday.”We simply had a pair fire fighters that had some rate of interest in doing something,” McFayden claimed.


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