Lending a hand – La Tribune

Donors contributed everything from non-perishable food to diapers to cleaning supplies for UPS workers’ campaign to bring items to flood victims in eastern Kentucky. (The Ironton Tribune | Heath Harrison)

Community comes out to donate to UPS Drive for those affected by the floods

“We’ve already had two tractor-trailers that were completely full,” UPS Ashland’s Greg Mason said Saturday.

Mason and Ashland shipper employees were at the offices of the Rock Hill Board of Education, where they had two other trucks sitting, filling them with community donations for flood victims in eastern Kentucky.

“The response from the community has been staggering,” Mason said, as the trucks were nearly full when the delivery was complete.

On Sunday, local UPS workers stand in front of a truck at the offices of the Rock Hill Board of Education, which they filled with items for flood victims in eastern Kentucky. (The Ironton Tribune | Heath Harrison)

He said there was ‘nothing we weren’t collecting’ as people dropped off items ranging from non-perishable food and cleaning supplies to clothing, stuffed animals for children and 600 dog food books.

“These people have lost everything,” he said.

Flooding in late July spread across more than a dozen Bluegrass State counties, displacing hundreds of families.

Mason said the UPS collection was led by Julie Martin, a company truck driver, and the company is still collecting items.

Those interested in donating can contact 606-928-2221.

In addition to individual contributions, Mason said he also received help from area businesses, including Walmart and Lowe’s.

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