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local woman is doing everything she can to help those in need this holiday
season, and many others have stepped up to see it all happen.
started as a small idea.
and three other friends were going to load the van full of items like coats,
hats, food, and we were going to take it to the streets of Toledo and drive
around for hours and feed and clothe the homeless," said Linda Wurns.
a simple post on Facebook turned the idea into something much bigger.
a couple hours, I received 40 messages, and by the next day I had 80 messages,"
Wurns and her friends created a Facebook group called Taking it to the
Streets, and people from all over began donating.
have over 300 coats, 400 blankets, warm clothes, hats, gloves, scarves, cases
of water," Wurns said.
has a trailer at her house and another in Whitehouse that are already full. Now
Frosty House and Amigos in Fayette have donated storage space so the group can
continue to collect donations. Volunteers in the area are stepping up and doing
that they have so many donations, the group is looking for help.
hoping that somebody out there can help us find a bigger building because it is
going to be a very successful day," Wurns said.
is hoping someone in Toledo will allow them access to a building with enough
space to be able to pass out hot meals, a packed lunch and clothing to those in
need on Dec. 8. Anyone that can help can contact Wurns at 419-335-9810.