FAIRLEA, WV (WVNS) — First Responders in Greenbrier County are filling the boot for a good cause this weekend.
Teams of law enforcement, first responders and members of the Patriots Motorcycle Club were stationed all over the county accepting donations for communities impacted by the devastating tornadoes in Kentucky in December 2021.
Bob Johnson stood on Route 219 all day in Fairlea. He said he wanted to volunteer to give back to Kentucky communities that did so much for Greenbrier County during the 2016 floods.
“Back in 2016 through the floods we had, people back in Kentucky helped us,” Johnson said. “So we just wanted to do our part in trying to help some family down in Kentucky and any first responder that we can.”
Johnson said the community was extremely generous during their first day of donations.
“Instead of a couple dollars, it is a ten, a twenty and even a fifty,” Johnson said. “We have had people roll through here and once they find out what we are doing, they are putting fifties in the bucket. It is great to see that the time of need that we are in now, West Virginia is going to help Kentucky out.”
One member of the Patriots Motorcycle Club. He says he joined the club to help give back to the community and Fill the Boot for Kentucky provided a perfect opportunity.
“The folks that need it, anything and everything will bless them and it is just awesome to be able to be out here and being a part of it,” Ray Napier said.
Johnson said funds will go directly to residents and first responders in Kentucky.
If you missed your chance this weekend, there is an account at City National Bank for donations. All you need to do is go to any City National Bank in Greenbrier County and make a donation to the Greenbrier First Responders for Kentucky account.