The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 13, 2013

State Police, Raleigh Sheriff's Office ask residents to aid fire victims

Break taken for clothes donations, but other opportunities available

From Staff Reports

MARLINTON — “These displaced families have nothing, please be generous,” a flyer from officials reads.

What do the victims need?

Raleigh Sheriff’s Lt. Tricia Miles urged residents to look around at their own homes to personal care items, linens, pots and pans, microwaves, toaster ovens, flatware and dishes.

The families need all home items because they lost everything.

There has already been an outpouring of clothing donations and, according to the Go Marlinton Facebook page, organizers are asking for a break in further donations of apparel.

A post on the Facebook page Wednesday morning said, “We are on hold collecting clothing until we sort and distribute and see what we need specifically.

“We need small appliances (coffee maker, crock pot, etc.), silverware, utensils, sheets, towels, dishes, pots/pans, cookie sheets, dishtowels, brooms, vacuum cleaners, trash cans, blankets, etc. That includes supplies such as toilet tissue, cleaning products, mops, etc.

The kids also lost their toys, so toys are also welcome. Also, furniture is needed. For more information on exactly what needs to be donated, call the Family Resource Network at 304-799-6847.

Donations may be left at the second-floor auditorium of the Marlinton municipal building or in Lewisburg at the Irish Pub.

Items may also be dropped at Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office and at West Virginia State Police headquarters.

Cash donations may be made to Marlinton Fire, c/o Pendleton Community Bank, P.O. Box 87, Marlinton, WV 24954.

Questions may be directed to Lt. Miles at 304-255-9300.