1st truck of supplies for Florence victims leaving for Chesterfield Co.

Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office collecting donations for Florence victims

UPDATE: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office officials said due to an overwhelming response to the sheriff’s office’s donation collection, one truck of supplies will be heading to Chesterfield County Friday morning.

According to Lt. Kevin Bobo with the sheriff’s office, a local business has donated a second truck and said the sheriff’s office is extending the donation period for people wanting to drop off items at the sheriff’s office.

“We will be accepting donations from 8:30 AM until 10:00 PM, Friday, September 21, 2018, and Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM,” Bobo said.

The donation area is on the left side of the sheriff’s office near a gated area. Sheriff’s office employees and National Guardsman will be at the donation area to help unload donations.

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is collecting donations to help victims of Hurricane Florence.

Sheriff Chuck Wright announced the relief effort on Thursday morning.

Collected items will be donated to people in Chesterfield County.

Wright spoke to the sheriff there about the recovery efforts after Florence.

Chesterfield County, Wright said, was hard hit by flooding and residents there need many items. 

“I want to show them why Spartanburg County and the surrounding counties up here in the Upstate are as great as we are,” Sheriff Wright said. 

Donations will be accepted through 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at the sheriff’s office at 8045 Howard St. in Spartanburg.

Sheriff Wright said they need water, toiletries, non-perishable food, cleaning products, diapers, tee shirts, socks, and mop buckets. 

Deputies in partnership with the National Guard are planning to load an 18-wheeler with donations. 

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