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Trailers being filled locally for Florence relief

September 27, 2018 12:18 PM

MIDDLEBURGH – Another year, another flood. For the people of the Schoharie Valley, they are reaching out victims of Hurricane Florence with donation trailers.

“Some people, it just takes months and months to recover from something like this,” said Karen Coons, owner of Lenny’s Tire Service. “Sometimes it takes years. There's houses still in this area that still are trying to recover from when Irene hit us. It takes a long time."

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Organized by the Coxsackie Correctional Employees, they are teaming with the "Make a Difference Food Pantry" in Mount Olive, NC. It’s run by Mackenzie Hinson, a teenager. It's a food pantry that has grown to include a distribution site.

"No clothing, no furniture,” said Coons. “They're looking for lots of water, cleaning supplies and baby items like diapers, wipes, lotion, stuff like that."

During the hours Lenny’s is closed, items can be dropped off at “2nd Hand Rose” shop just up from Lenny's on Route 30. There will also be a truck at Coxsackie Correctional Facility on Monday.

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