Local donation drive gathers items to provide "comfort" to children in need

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - One local woman who was inspired by a national non-profit agency, "comfort cases," decided to bring the donation drive to the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Multiple representatives from non-profit agencies who work to place foster children in homes came out to raise awareness.
It was held at Sunrise Baptist Church in Parkersburg, Thursday.

Organizations in attendance say, in West Virginia alone, over 5,000 children are currently placed in foster care.

The goal was to raise enough items for 244 comfort cases.

Organizer, Emily Perdue, "Well I saw how many kids, the number kind of blew me away, and I wanted to help locally. I realized with that many kids being dragged out of their homes, or just not having a home to go to. It's much needed that they have items of comfort to go home to."

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