Debbie RolenStaff Writer
November 1, 2012
LOGAN – A Logan business has opened its doors to host a food drive to help those in need after Hurricane Sandy.
James Funeral Home owner Chad Akers, and Larry Rogers with Omar Crime Watch came up with the idea to have a food drive as they discussed how hard-hit this area has been by weather events this year.
“Food banks were running low on supplies before this storm,” said Akers, “We decided the best way to help right now is to have a food drive to re-stock the food pantries. I am happy to open the funeral home’s doors to accept the donations.”
Akers is also treasurer of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. When he contacted them, they sent out a notice to all of their members to ask for their assistance.
In addition to donations of canned food and any other non-perishable food, they will accept blankets, heaters and coats (coats are the only type of clothing to be accepted).
Several cases of food have already been received and two boxes of coats were donated from Boone County.
The time for donations may be extended, but for now, donations will be accepted at James Funeral Home located at 400 Main Ave, Logan, Nov. 1 and 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.