Scottown Post Office helping domestic violence victims

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 31, 2004

SCOTTOWN - Normally postal customers drop off letters and maybe a few bundles at the Scottown Post Office.

But Post Master Vickie Wilson is hoping her customers will find it in their hearts to bring in some Play Dough or crayons or maybe some cleaning supplies.

The post office is collecting supplies for the Lawrence County Domestic Violence Task Force, for use in its shelter and to give to domestic violence victims and their children

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when they break away from the abusers and start a new life.

"It's a good idea to help people and that's what God told us to do," Wilson said. "I would hate to be in that situation and not have anything."

Task force director Ruthanne Delong said she is thankful for the support. "I wish there were more people who were community-minded. In today's world we face funding cuts and when we get help like this it is wonderful."

The collection drive began August 1 and will continue through the end of September.

Those who wish to donate children's toys, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items or other items may bring them to the Scottown Post Office at 11168 State Route 217.