Bayonne collects donations for tornado-devastated Kentucky town

Tornadoes ravaged Mayfield, Kentucky. Image via the city of Bayonne

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Tornadoes ravaged Mayfield, Kentucky. Image via the city of Bayonne

The city of Bayonne is collecting donations to help a Kentucky town hit by recent tornadoes, Mayor James Davis said.

“Several weeks ago, tornadoes ravaged parts of the southern states,” Davis said in a statement.One city, Mayfield, Kentucky, was particularly affected. Much of Mayfield was leveled and hundreds of residents were left without homes and belongings. “

Davis said the town had been approached by Sea Star Knights of Columbus Local Council 371 to begin a campaign to collect items to help the people of Mayfield. The items have been collected since December 18 and continue to be collected.

“The City of Bayonne has joined forces with the Knights of Columbus on this noble mission, ”said Davis.

They are asking for donations of new clothes, jackets, underwear, shoes, water bottles, gasoline cans, toys, non-perishable food, cooking utensils, bedding, blankets and household items. All donations should be brought to the Knights at 669 Avenue C.

“We put a trailer in front of the building,” Davis said. “Once completed, this trailer will be driven to Mayfield and donations will be given to those who are in desperate need of help.”

According to Grand Knight Anthony Forino, donations can be brought to the caravan in Bayonne until December 29, before traveling to Mayfield.

“In the spirit of giving season, help us help those who have lost everything,” Forino said.

If you have any questions, contact Forino at 973-919-8070.

“The people of our city have always stepped up in time of need,” said Davis. “I have seen the generosity of our community on so many occasions. I’m sure the people of Mayfield will appreciate your kindness.

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