Fritts Construction collects supplies for hurricane victims

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These items, including pallets of bottled water, were donated to Fritts Construction to be delivered to Hurricane Dorian victims on the Carolina coast.

Fritts Construction and Electric in Eddyville is no stranger to hurricane relief, and this week they are working their way along the coast of the Carolinas with a trailer full of supplies donated by local citizens to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

They have previously collected and delivered supplies to victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and Hurricane Irma in Florida.

Over the last week, locals have donated water, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and other goods to benefit those who are displaced or rebuilding after the devastation of the hurricane. Fritts Construction, Akridge's, Wade White's office, and Christ Tabernacle all served as drop-off points for the donations.

The Carolinas' outer banks were hit hard by Hurricane Dorian; the same storm that left at least 43 dead in the Bahamas. Despite being downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane when it made landfall in the outer banks, it still left many residents with flooded homes and no power.

Kyle Fritts, owner of Fritts Construction, said they did not have an exact destination in mind for their delivery, but that they plan to go up the coast and help anyone who is in need.

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