Virginia Technical Institute collects sporks, condiments for Hurricane Maria victims

They need sporks, napkins, salt and pepper

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer
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Damaged homes in Progreso Barrio Pulguillas, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 24, 2017, after Hurricane Maria ripped through the area.

ALTAVISTA, Va. - Virginia Technical Institute is hosting a disaster relief drive to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. 

One of VTI's tenants, VA Foods LLC, was contacted through her business to set up a community effort to repackage sporks, napkins and salt and pepper to provide for an average family of four per day.

The goal is 80,000 kits by next Friday. 

According to Kyle Goldsmith, dean of instruction, enough supplies for over 150,000 kits are on hand. To date, just over 35,000 kits are complete.  

The deadline is Oct 31 at noon. 

If you would like to contribute to the drive, contact Cheri Goldsmith at 434-444-7610 or reach out to the Facebook page Hands of Hope Central Virginia.

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