Parkersburg Police host gift drive - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Parkersburg Police host gift drive

Posted: Updated:
  • GovernmentGovernmentMore>>

  • National Preparedness Month encourages residents to plan response to weather, other emergencies

    National Preparedness Month encourages residents to plan response to weather, other emergencies

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:26:18 GMT
    National Preparedness Month, celebrated each September, is a nationwide program hosted by the Ready Campaign to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. 
    The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is participating in National Preparedness Month, now in its 11th year. National Preparedness Month, celebrated each September, is a nationwide program hosted by the Ready Campaign to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. 
  • UPDATE: Two appointments made to commission tasked with studying chemical spill bill

    UPDATE: Two appointments made to commission tasked with studying chemical spill bill

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:43:38 GMT
    Senate Bill 373, a bill drafted in response to the Jan. 9 chemical leak, establishes a commission to do studies and report back to the Legislature. Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, made the first appointment to that board on Aug. 29. Kessler appointed Dr. Rahul Gupta, Executive Director of the Kanawha Charleston Health Department.
    Senate Bill 373, a bill drafted in response to the Jan. 9 chemical leak, establishes a commission to do studies and report back to the Legislature. Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, made the first appointment to that board on Aug. 29. Kessler appointed Dr. Rahul Gupta, Executive Director of the Kanawha Charleston Health Department.
  • Treating toxic water may cost New Castle, Delaware $1M

    Treating toxic water may cost New Castle, Delaware $1M

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:09:22 GMT
    Officials have focused on the longtime use of fire-fighting foams at the nearby Delaware Air National Guard Base at New Castle Airport. Those foams contain perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, which are an emerging health concern for drinking water supplies nationwide.
    Officials have focused on the longtime use of fire-fighting foams at the nearby Delaware Air National Guard Base at New Castle Airport. Those foams contain perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, which are an emerging health concern for drinking water supplies nationwide.
PARKERSBURG, WV -

The Parkersburg Police Department is hosting a gift drive for area foster children.
Sgt. Greg Collins with the PPD said the city police are off to a great start in filling up the S.W.A.T. truck with gifts for a local non-profit foster care agency.
For the third consecutive year, the police department partnered with Try-Again Homes in an effort to give area youth a great Christmas.
On average, there are 3,000 plus children in need of a quality foster or adoptive home throughout the state.
Items can be dropped off for the drive at the Parkersburg City Park substation between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 20.
Police volunteers and officers will be on-hand to help with collections and coordination.
A list of requests from children can be found at www.parkersburgpolice.com. There is a substantial need at this time for winter clothes and shoes.
Collins said the officers and staff at the city police are involved in cases too often where children are removed from their homes and placed into foster care, that's why they want to help.
"It's very difficult to see a child's life turned upside down because of something that's not their fault, it is our sincere desire to give these children a wonderful Christmas," he said. "We hope our community will support this effort as well, just as they have so generously done for the past two years."
"It really is about that moment when a child wakes up and goes to look under the Christmas tree."
Zides Sport Shop has already committed to partner with this year's program just as they did last year. Rod Zide and his staff were a major force in the success of last year's collection, police said.
For more information on the charity that is benefiting from the drive, visit try-againhomes.org or call 304-422-3159.