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Local fundraiser gets more than $20k donated for Mayfield, KY

JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10)- When tornadoes flattened homes, inflicting harm over broad areas of the southeastern U.S. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Mayfield began gathering funds to assist what they referred to as their sister town- Mayfield, Kentucky.

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In a matter of days, the fundraiser has collected $24k. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office shared the excellent news in a Facebook publish on Thursday.

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“We have received donations from throughout the Capital District and Adirondacks,” the publish stated. Thank you to everybody who has donated. The folks in upstate NY and in our County and native counties are so very beneficiant. Even these folks round right here who’ve had their very own struggles discovered it of their hearts to assist out.”

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“It’s amazing the massive amount of destruction that Mother Nature can put on a community in such a short time,” Mayor Jamie Ward informed NEWS10 Monday. “Mother Nature just unloaded its wrath on those poor, poor folks in those communities.”

Donations have are available from as distant as Rochester and Vermont, stated Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino. He thanked native information retailers for serving to to get the phrase out in regards to the fundraiser.

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“It is so refreshing to see people reaching out to help us help Mayfield Kentucky and their counties,” he stated. “We will keep the fundraiser continuing and weekly forward funds to the county where Mayfield is, the center of the devastation.”

Another $2,500 was acquired by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. The $24k acquired to date can be transferred to a fund arrange for Mayfield, Kentucky residents on Wednesday as nicely. The Sheriff’s Office stated 100% of the cash will go on to these affected.

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Donations will be despatched to:

  • Fulton County Sheriff’s Association, co the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, PO Box 20, Johnstown, New York, 12095
  • Drop field or on the Clerk’s Office, Mayfield Town Hall, 28 N. School Street, Mayfield

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