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Gabriel Project Hosts “Stuff the Cruiser” Fundraiser

By Staff | Nov 9, 2016

Photo by Chad Turner Police Chief Tim Cecil and Linda Barth collecting donations

New Martinsville Police Chief Tim Cecil teamed up with Linda Barth, of the Gabriel Project, to host the “Stuff the Cruiser” fundraiser. The event was held on Nov. 2 in front of WalMart in New Martinsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal of the two entities was to stuff the police chief’s cruiser with as many baby items as possible, in the four-hour span. Some of the donated items included diapers, formula, wipes, baby food, and even a stroller. Barth was beyond pleased with the results and added, “What a wonderful community we live in.”

Barth also mentioned that she was just awarded a grant that will allow the Gabriel Project to set up a location in Middlebourne, in Tyler County, to better serve the community.

Wetzel County’s Gabriel Project location is at 515 Maple Avenue in New Martinsville.

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.