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This city is collecting donations for residents affected by the coronavirus. Here’s how you can help

Hampton is working with other local organizations to collect items for residents affected by the coronavirus. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)
Hampton is working with other local organizations to collect items for residents affected by the coronavirus. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)

Hampton is hosting a community drive for those affected by the coronavirus (COVID 19).

The goal is to collect donations such as non-perishable food items, diapers, infant formula and cleaning supplies for seniors, children and other residents in need, according to a Facebook post from Hampton City Schools.

The most needed items include non-perishables and baby items.

“During this time of need, we hope we can count on you to help us “Fill That Bus, Hampton!”

City employees will collect donations from donors using “car-to-car” service and the items will be stored by Hampton before being donated to the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, Hampton’s Healthy Families office and other local organizations.

Hampton has also partnered with United Way and the initiative is coordinated by the Citizen’s Unity Commission, the 2020 Census Committee and other city departments including parks and recreation, human services and health families.

Donations for “Fill That Bus, Hampton!” can be dropped off from March 23-31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

For more information, call the Citizens’ Unity Commission at 757-728-3279 or email Latiesha.handie@hampton.gov.

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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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