WTUZ Week of Sharing Is a Huge Success with Community Help
Shanna Burky Reporting
WTUZ wrapped up the Week of Sharing by donating truckloads of food, household supplies, and animal supplies to local organizations.
With a huge support from the Z-Country communities, WTUZ was able to make large donations to Journey’s End Ministry in Newcomerstown, the Twin City Christian Service Center, the Friends of the Homeless Shelter, the Tuscarawas County Dog Pound, the Tuscarawas County Humane Society and Cat Shelter, and Operation Warm and Cozy.
Burris Gardner, of Journey’s End Ministry in Newcomerstown, says he’s happy to be one of about 60 volunteers that work with the food pantry. He says they have seen an increase of those seeking help around the holidays.
The Friends of the Homeless Shelter currently houses almost 40 residents, which includes 8 children. House Manager Phyllis Boice says that donations that they need go beyond the typical “canned food donations.”
Winter is especially hard for animals with no home, or who are temporarily separated from their owners, and Tuscarawas County Dog Warden Karen Slough says that donations help make them more comfortable during their stay.
The WTUZ Week of Sharing has come to a close, but donations can be made directly to local organizations any time of the year.