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An Impromptu Drive for Supplies

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Teamwork

Neighbors working together to help load supplies. 

 

On Tues., Aug. 29, Robert Black knocked on neighbor Christina Propst’s door, saying that they had opened Lakewood Church as a shelter and he wondered if the neighborhood could work together to get donations together. Due to the proximity of Lakewood to their West U neighborhood, Christina said it seemed like a “no-brainer.”

Immediately, Christina posted information about their plan and what was needed on West U Information Exchange Facebook page as well as on her personal Facebook page. Within 20 minutes, deliveries started rolling in. Neighbors from the 4100 block of Oberlin - including Robert, Lori and Lizzie Black, Christina, Tristan and Aiden Propst, Nicole, Paul, Andrew and Alexa Choi; plus the Weber family, McConaty family amd Kurie family - were all involved in the drive. Friend Chris Pflugfelder (who doesn’t live on the block) showed up with his pick-up truck and helped loaded and shuttled items to Lakewood.

“The outpouring was amazing,” Christina said. West U residents drove up asking what they needed and went home or to the store and came back with much-needed donations. In total, the group of neighbors took over 12-15 packed truck-loads to Lakewood just as it was taking in its first flood refugees.

  • Sorting supplies

    Edward Metz helping to sort supplies with his son Jackson. 

  • West U drive

     

  • Christina Propst

    Christina Propst 

     

  • West U drive

     

  • Supplies

    Supplies ready to be taken to Lakewood.

     

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  • Dan Reid

    Dan Reid with a car full of supplies. 

  • Brady McConaty

    Brady McConaty 

     

  • Sorting supplies
  • West U drive
  • Christina Propst
  • West U drive
  • Supplies
  • Dan Reid
  • Brady McConaty

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Sorting supplies

Edward Metz helping to sort supplies with his son Jackson. 

West U drive

 

Christina Propst

Christina Propst 

 

West U drive

 

Supplies

Supplies ready to be taken to Lakewood.

 

 

Dan Reid

Dan Reid with a car full of supplies. 

Brady McConaty

Brady McConaty 

 

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