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Plainfield Businesses Collecting Donations for Hurricane Florence's Victims

Organizers are planning to load up a trailer with supplies to send to North Carolina.

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    Plainfield Businesses Collecting Supplies For Carolinas

    Plainfield business owners are collecting supplies to bring to victims of Hurricane Florence.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018)

    Local businesses are coming together in Plainfield to collect supplies for victims of Hurricane Florence.

    Organizers are planning to load up a trailer to send to North Carolina.

    “Any kind of support for supplies,” Leon Lefevre, an organizer. “Canned goods, water, non-perishables.”

    They are collecting supplies with help from local businesses. There are drop off spots at Stanton Equipment, The Music Lady, Plainfield Town Hall, Tarahan Allstate Agency.

    “It’s people helping people,” Lefevre said. “That’s all it is. A couple of us got together and it’s just blossomed into this. Every time that there is a catastrophic disaster, we do it.”

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    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018)

    They did the same thing for victims of Hurricane Harvey and other recent hurricanes.

    “We have cars, just come in they make their rounds you take everything out and then they’re on their way,” said Tara Bjorkland, who works at the Tarahan Allstate Agency.

    They begin collecting supplies Thursday, and will send the trailer to the Carolinas as soon as it’s full.

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