Luggage drive for foster kids

Local - 4/1/2014 5:59 PM by Stuart Hammer

BEAVER – Concord University is collecting luggage for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

A month-long drive to collect luggage for foster children is underway in the Mountain State.

Concord University is teaming up with Mission West Virginia to make the lives of foster kids a little easier.

They are asking for carry-on luggage and comfort items. This effort is in response to a story of a little boy who carried his belongings between homes in a garbage bag.

U.S. Attorney for West Virginia, Booth Goodwin, says that's unacceptable for our kids.

β€œTo prevent crime and to cure our social ills, it relies on us protecting them and nurturing them and making sure their dignity is intact.”

Officials say there are more than 4,000 foster children in West Virginia, and the number continues to grow.


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