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Gabriel Project, NMPD To Hold “Stuff the Cruiser” Drive

By Staff | Oct 26, 2016

The New Martinsville Police Department is teaming up with the Wetzel Gabriel Project to host a “Stuff the Cruiser” children’s items donation drive. The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Walmart in New Martinsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The object of the drive is to fill a police cruiser as full of baby items as possible in the four hour drive. Since it’s establishment in New Martinsville in July 2016, the Gabriel Project has assisted 73 people in the area and has given out 18 car seats.

Some of the suggested items for donation to the Gabriel Project include baby food, baby bottle kits, pacifiers, teethers, diapers, wipes, diaper cream, baby bath wash, and monetary donations will also be accepted.

Gabriel Project of West Virginia is a non-profit organization providing immediate, practical and compassionate assistance to needy pregnant women and families.

Wetzel County’s Gabriel Project location is on Maple Avenue in New Martinsville, beside First Christian Church.

Families or single parents who may be in need of financial assistance are encouraged to stop by for tangible needs such as safe cribs, secure car seats, diapers, formula, clothing, and hygiene products at a low or no cost rate to the client.

The Gabriel Project also wants to provide emotional support, information about child care, and they even make referrals to other social service organizations.

Hours of operation for The Gabriel Project will be every Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. and also every third Saturday of the month, noon to 4 p.m. at the building location.

Phone lines will be monitored and there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available for anyone interested.