Disaster relief reaches Guernsey County courtesy of a presidential campaign.
The Romney for President Campaign made a bus visit to Cambridge, Monday morning. Supporters and volunteers spent the weekend collecting over 25,000 bottles of water along with granola bars, crackers, trail mix and pretzels.
The items delivered to Cambridge will be taken to their cooling center at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center and the emergency shelter at the Senior Center. The supplies couldn’t have come at a better time.
"We’ve been out of ice in this area for several days and grocery stores are pretty well taken out," said Guernsey County Reporter Colleen Wheatley.
Adding the the problems, residents of Marietta have been coming to the city because of a gas shortage in their area. Some government buildings also can’t get any work done.
"They said we could be the rest of the week without power here," said Wheatley. "We got a lot a lot of people that are coming in from out of town to do work here that’s doing oil and gas in our county."
From Cambridge the Romney Campaign will drop off supplies in Noble, Washington, Meigs, Gallia and Scioto Counties.