Muskingum County Deputies Heading to Coast

by Erika Brooks on November 9, 2012 at 6:30 am

After spending the last week collecting Hurricane Sandy Relief Items, the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is ready to leave for the East Coast.

Two sheriff’s deputies, streamlined the efforts, reaching out to businesses around town for supplies. Thanks to the donations the department will drive two U-Haul trucks and two trailers filled with supplies to Atlantic City Saturday morning. But a very special thanks goes out to 9-year-old Morgan County girl, Allie Call for all she did, without her the trucks wouldn’t have gotten filled.

"I asked my mom and dad if they could donate something and they said yeah and my grandma and my aunt," said Allie Call.

The sheriff’s office spent the day loading trucks with water, pet food, blankets and many other needed items. Dollar General offered to fill whatever space wasn’t occupied.

"We didn’t think it would be this big, we really didn’t. Ran into the issue where we started out with two, then we started adding trucks because we were just getting overwhelmed with supplies," said Deputy Adam Swope.

Once on the coast the trucks will make stops at the Salvation Army and several churches. They also plan on stopping by any homes that need help along the way to drop off items.