The first drive of the year for the Eastern Panhandle Women’s March took place today Tuesday in Jefferson County.
Organization officials held the drive in an effort to help alleviate a growing issue in the area.
At Mellow Moods in Shepherdstown, Women’s March officials collected items for the homeless.
Some of the items that were dropped off at the drive included socks, towels and bottled water.
Officials said the items will be delivered to Jefferson County Community Ministries, who will then distribute the items to the local homeless population.
“We are lucky that we do not have to worry about having a coat, so therefore, we like to make sure that we do community work and take care of everyone because they are our citizens and we consider them family,” said Susan Pipes, Shepherdstown outreach captain.
Officials say the drive will continue until the end of the month.