Fire department spearheads donation drive for storm victims

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FORTVILLE — Fortville firefighters collected hundreds of bottles of water and other household items during a weekend donate drive to help Hoosiers displaced by recent tornadoes.

The Fortville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department and its women’s auxiliary group organized a donation drive over the weekend, collecting non-perishable food, water, toilet paper and other necessities from residents from across the county who felt called to help those in need.

Volunteers then drove the supplies north to Kokomo Sunday.

Read more of this story in Tuesday’s Daily Reporter.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.