Accomack County Residents Donate to Fire Departments
PARKSLEY, Va.- There have been nearly 70 reported arsons in Accomack County since mid-November. The frequency of the fires is starting to take a toll on area volunteer firefighters. With that in mind, members of the community are stepping in to help with some of the cost in the form of food and drinks.
Karen Barnes of Exmore she started a post on her Facebook page to begin helping the Accomack County fire departments. Drop-off points are all over the county and one is even in Worcester County.
The locations are accepting anything from water to coffee to snacks.
Barnes said, ""It means a lot to me to see the community come together and be able to donate and help the volunteers and the career personnel. To get out there and know that everybody is coming together and working together and see that they have what they need."
Parskley Fire Chief Philip Kelly said, "The support that we've gotten from the community and other organizations around our community is overwhelming. It's very appreciated. Guys and girls have been out all night long fighting fires so having that support from our community is very overwhelming."
Karen Barnes is not accepting any monetary donations, but only food, beverages, and supplies. If you do want to help financially you can go directly to the fire department of your choice and that goes for the food and supply donations as well.
Here is a list of the dropoff locations for the donations:
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