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Lawrence Soil and Water Conservation District recycling for breast cancer

 

Willow Wood — For the week of October, the Lawrence Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting items to be recycled for breast cancer awareness.

The money collected from recycling newspaper, junk mail, computer paper, magazines, cardboard, soup/food cans, steel, scrap metals and aluminum cans will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Fund at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. The fund helps to pay for mammograms for uninsured and underinsured patients.

“From the conservation side of things, it is important to recycle as much as we possibly can to help reduce the amount of trash going to our landfills.

“By collecting these items for this month (October is breast cancer awareness month) and taking them to the recycling facility, we felt the money received from recycling these items should go to a worthy cause,” says Carrie Yaniko, urban/education specialist for the Lawrence Soil and Water Conservation District.

Items can be brought to the Soil and Water Office at 5459 State Route 217, Willow Wood or if you need assistance getting your items donated, you are asked to call the office, or any of the board members, and they make arrangements to get those items collected.

If you know of a business/organization/group that is interested in participating, call the LSWCD and they will make arrangements to collect the materials from them also. The LSWCD can be reached at (740) 867-4737 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. If it is after hours or a weekend, enter extension 27 for Carrie Yaniko and leave a message.