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Fruth Holds 1st Annual Homeless Project

Pictured above are “blessing bags” created with donated items.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (January 16, 2020) – During the month of October, Fruth Pharmacy held a drive to help local homeless shelters and programs.

Each Fruth location chose a homeless shelter or church homeless program in their local community to help.  Fruth Pharmacy hoped to help at least 300 people during this event.

Fruth Pharmacy received over $1900 worth of supplies that included food, hygiene items, and bottled water. Community members also donated over 50 blankets, 10 tents and 10 sleeping bags. Over 150 blessing bags were created with the donated supplies.

Fruth Pharmacy staff members from the Waverly, Ohio store personally delivered donated tents and sleeping bags to area homeless.

Fruth Category Manager, Amy Nelson, worked with vendors to lower the cost of a blanket, so savings could be passed to customers wishing to purchase a blanket to donate to their local shelter or program.

“This is our first year for the event,” Jackie Haynes, Advertising Assistant for Fruth Pharmacy shared, “this is a project that I felt compelled to help get established.  We’re helping displaced individuals and families.  I want to say thank you to everyone – employees and customers, for their help and support. The generosity our customers display is overwhelming!”

The project is expected to return next year.

If you are interested in helping collect for this event or would like your organization to be considered for donation, please contact your local Fruth Pharmacy or General Store or e-mail msherman@fruthpharmacy.com.

Fruth Pharmacy and Fruth General Store is owned by the Fruth family.  There are 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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