Volunteers make push to help those in need in Ferguson

Volunteers make push to help those in need in Ferguson

Volunteers make push to help those in need in Ferguson

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by Alissa Reitmeier / News 4 and Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:06 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Trucks full of food and household items were passed out at an apartment complex in Ferguson where most of the residents were impacted by the recent unrest.

Only a single road goes in and out of the Oakmont Apartments, which are located behind the QuikTrip (QT) that was looted and burned August 10. Residents said they had limited access in out as with both media and law enforcement in their front yard. They also said they had to make an adjustment without the QT that many relied on to grab daily essentials.

Volunteers have stated collecting food and other supplies for residents who could not get out. The campaign is known as Feed Ferguson.

“The residents who weren’t home couldn’t get home,” said Oakmont property manager Valerie Davis. “The residents who were home couldn’t get out. So we put a call out to the community and let them know that we need help.”

The property managers reached out to Ferguson Heights Church of Christ and Better Family Life. They received enough donations to fill an entire apartment.

More than 300 Ferguson residents have picked up bags of home and kitchen goods. Organizers say the campaign will continue as long as donations keep coming and volunteers keep showing up.

“I appreciate it and think it’s a great thing that they’re doing. I just hate that tragedy had to happen for this to come about,” Oakmont Apartments resident Donna Freeman said.

Anyone in Ferguson who wants to pick up a bag of goods can stop by the Oakmont Apartments beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.

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