Nathan Arnett donated items to a collection drive Sunday. He and his family left their home in
"We were quite dumbfounded because there was no precedence to something like this happening,” said
Nathan, his wife, and two kids are currently staying with his mother in Martinsburg. While in town, they were able to stop by a drop off location for the collection drive organized by Senator John Unger. They're looking for items like water, baby formula, and plastic utensils.
"They’re organizing drives within their church, rotary, and other civic organizations are actually now engaged in the drive,” said West Virginia Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-Berkeley, 16). “The boy scouts are now engaged in this process, more and more people are joining."
It's become a community effort that's all about giving back.
"This is giving [my grandson] Chase and any other members of the boy scouts of our troop an opportunity to participate in giving back to the community,” said Bob Kutcher, committee member of boy scout troop 25.
Martinsburg native Randy Lewis says he felt compelled to volunteer.
"I was taken aback. I’m very heart-sickened,” said Lewis. “I was born and raised here in
For those like Nathan, who live in
"I’m going to feel very thankful that I was able to avoid most of this problem, and I will continue to help out whenever I can,” said Arnett.
The collection drive is scheduled to go until Wednesday. You can drop off donations at several locations from to
-Distilled water for medical devices
-Liquid baby formula
Drop off sites:
-All fire department and EMS stations in Berkeley County.