TRUMBULL CO., Ohio (WKBN) – First responders in Trumbull County are working with the community to raise donations for various causes and organizations in the Valley.
On Saturday, police departments from across Trumbull County partnered up with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to collect food and money for different causes.
At Giant Eagle in Niles, people got the chance to “Can a Cruiser” with food donations.
“It’s great to interact with the public, and the community is doing an awesome job, very, very giving. They’re giving a lot of canned goods and nonperishable items and monetary donations as well, and it’s just great to see,” said Lt. Daniel Morrison, Warren highway patrol post commander.
Bazetta police and fire departments were collecting at Walmart, with proceeds going to Cortland Area Cares.
Howland police and fire departments also held their “Fill the Pot” campaign. Donations will go to food banks at Bolindale Christian Church and Howland Community Church.
Champion police and fire departments were running collections for the Champion Pride Council.
Liberty police officers are collecting donations for Second Harvest Food bank. They were accepting donations of money, nonperishable food and personal care items to help local families in need at the Belmont Avenue Giant Eagle on Saturday.
“What we strive to do here is keep our community strong, help people and let people know that we’re there for them,” said Liberty police Chief Toby Meloro.
Donations can also be dropped off at the Liberty police department through Monday.
Between the departments, the “Can the Cruiser” event collected more than 4 tons of food and raised more than $9,600.