Technically, this involves something in Roanoke County, but the Bonsack Kroger is just over the line from Botetourt and lots of Botetourt people shop there, so here goes . . .
Three businesses in the Roanoke Valley have ties to Fargo, North Dakota and they’re organizing a flood relief drive this week, with donations being collected at the Bonsack Kroger this week.
Here’s the official message from Doug Chittum of Roanoke County’s economic development office:
Three Roanoke County businesses were recently impacted by the flooding in Fargo, North Dakota. Integrity Windows, Cardinal Glass and Tecton Products each have facilities in Fargo, and they (and their employees) have experienced significant losses due to the flooding. These companies are coming together to support their friends and family in Fargo by organizing a Flood Relief effort here in Roanoke, Va. The following is intended to make you aware of the donation items needed and to ask for your help in promoting this effort within your company. Your kindness and thoughtfulness is appreciated.
Donations accepted today through Friday, April 3.
Where: Bonsack Kroger
When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day
* Cleaning supplies
* Non-perishable supplies
* Pet food and supplies
Does anyone else know of any Fargo flood relief drives underway? Or any other local connections to Fargo? You can let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the photo above: Integrity Windows employees man the relief station: