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T.O.U.C.H. to collect relief donations

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To the editor:
T.O.U.C.H. received the following post on our Facebook page. Bill Beuckman is a member of the organization. His family of firefighters was hit hard by Sandy. We are working with him trying to collect donations for those hit by this superstorm.
Here is the post that came to our Facebook page:
“Firefighter Bill Beuckman (JERSEY) and Firefighter Lance Beuckman (JJ) on Boone Trail Emergency Services has family on Long Beach Island, N.J., which was one of the hardest hit areas in NJ.
“Bill is trying to get any donations, such as clothes of all sizes for males and females, both adult and children and non-perishable foods for the responders that lost everything and then the community that they live in. They also are in need of any fire equipment that anyone can spare. They lost all their gear except for what they had with them. They need pants, jackets, boots, gloves, hose adapters and helmets. The current of the surf when it overtook the dunes carried everything away. Any and all donations would greatly help our fellow brothers and sisters up north.”
T.O.U.C.H has also set up different drop-off sites for those wishing to donate:
Fayette County: 413 Hedgewood Dr., Lexington, Ky.
Anderson County: 1600 Fox Creek Rd., Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Franklin County: Capital City Christian 15 Locust Lane – Will accept donations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Woodford County: First Christian Church Versailles - They will accept donations from Monday, Nov. 12 - Friday, Nov. 16 for the following times:
Mon., Nov. 12: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 13: 8 a.m.-noon, Wed., Nov. 14: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 15: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 16: 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Come to the church office entrance door on Locust Street is across from Vic-Tone Cleaners.
All donations will be picked up on Nov. 19.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Greg Dearinger at 859-317-9394.
Thank you all for your support.  God Bless You.

Tommie Freeman
Director of Elderly Companions Program
T.O.U.C.H.
Treasuring Our Underprivileged Citizens With Heart