HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- We're calling on good neighbors across the valley to help our friends in page county as we head into the weekend.
WHSV has organized a cross-county food drive being held through Saturday.
In each quarter of 2014, WHSV is committed to organizing one "Good Neighbor Gift" to benefit a community in their viewing area. The first quarter project was the creation of Harrisonburg's first sliding-scale infant daycare at the Roberta Webb Center. The second quarter gift will benefit the Page One organization.
Nearly 15 percent of Page County residents live below the poverty level, according to US Census numbers. The Page One organization helps these residents by providing food, clothing, heating fuel assistance and more. These efforts are funded primarily from the profits of a thrift store operated by the organization.
WHSV is excited to announce that Byler Barns and Backyards has donated a storage building to Page One to house donations of food and thrift store items the organization receives. WHSV, with the help of generous viewers, wants to stock the shed full of non-perishable food items before it's delivered.
The WHSV staff will be on hand June 21 to collect donations of non-perishable foods. They will be at the Harrisonburg Crossing Walmart on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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