GARRETTSVILLE -- Many of you have contacted us about ways to help those who were affected by Saturday's fire in Garrettsville.

The Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce has a website set up that shows many of the different events and fundraisers that are already planned, including how to restock the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard.

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Nonperishable items can be donated the following ways:

  • Drop nonperishable food items, household supplies and toiletries at WKYC Channel 3, 1333 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
  • Nonperishable food items, household supplies or monetary donations for the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard will be accepted at The Weekly Villager building (8088 Main St.) beginning at 9 a.m. Monday.
  • Cub Scout Pack 62 of Garrettsville will be collecting nonperishable food items at IGA and Save-a-Lot Monday through 7 p.m.
  • Girl Scout Troop 91010 is collecting nonperishable food items to help rebuild the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard. Kristen Bailey will pick up any and all donations. Please contact her at
  • The Mental Health & Recovery Board in downtown Kent is a collection location for nonperishable food items. It's located at 155 E. Main St., Kent, next to the Kent Natural Foods Co-op. They will take your donations to the Weekly Villager. They are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There's also a T-shirt fundraiser and many different ways you can volunteer your time. For more information on how you can help, visit the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce website.

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