As the mountain of non-perishable food items grows in the front window of Cost Plus Furniture and Appliances, on day two of Sheridan Media's Spirit of America 9/11 Food Drive members of Sheridan Fire-Rescue stopped by to make their contribution.
Fire Department Union President George Neeson tells us why they like to give to things like this in the community.
Neeson added that 9/11 anniversary means something to firemen everywhere.
Area Firefighters and emergency personnel will hold a memorial this Sunday at 7:50 am, look for that story later today.
Though its a rough estimate, the drive has exceeded the original goal of 911 pounds of non-perishable food items with about 1,500 pounds collected as of Friday morning.
People's Assistance Food Bank member Dan Lick, says that food isn't the only thing they need. Personal hygiene items, diapers, baby food, and toiletries are also needed. Cash is also accepted. Items will go to the Food Bank and the pantry at the Salvation Army, which will distribute them among unemployed and under-employed citizens in the Sheridan area.
Lick said that they help people who are doing what they can to get by, and that sometimes it is difficult to swallow one's pride and say that they need help, but they aim to help whoever needs it.
The drive will accept food throughout the night until 6 pm Saturday. Those who can't make it to the drive can purchase items at Warehouse Market in Sheridan and they will deliver them to the drive.
Sheridan Media's Ben Chalker will remain at the drive accepting items for the entire time. He has been there continuously since before 6 am Thursday. The southern Alabama native can be seen in the easy chair in the front window, wearing the Crimson Tide jersey.