UPDATE 11/14/2013 4:55 PM
One local group of women makes sure those in need won't be hungry for the holidays.
The Law Enforcement Wives of Wood County wrapped up their first Thanksgiving Food Drive Thursday.
The group took canned good donations at several drop-off stations around the county during the past month, including the Vienna Fire Department.
The wives began as a Facebook group two months ago who then wanted to do good for our community.
"We decided Thanksgiving time. We know things can be kind of tight, especially since we just had the government shutdown earlier," says group founder Danielle Parrish. "We knew a lot of people who were affected by it. So we thought what better way to do food baskets for people who need it."
The wives will gather all the donations Friday morning and then deliver the canned goods to area families over the weekend.
Wives of local law enforcement officers team up to give underprivileged families in the community a good Thanksgiving.
And they need your help to make it possible.
Law Enforcement Wives of Wood County is holding a food drive until November 14.
Members of the newly formed group include wives and fiancés representing all of Wood County's law enforcement agencies.
Food can be dropped off at all Parkersburg Fire Stations, the Parkersburg Police Department and their substations, Parkersburg City Building and Mayor Newell’s office, Williamstown City Building, Vienna City Building, Vienna Fire Station and the Judge Black Courthouse Annex (Tax Office).
The goal of the drive is to provide underprivileged families with enough food for Thanksgiving dinner.