Donna Miller has organized a Facebook group called “Women Helping Women” and it already has over 5,000 members, she said. Women can gather cosmetics, facial cleansers, toiletries and things of that nature, and put them in a purse or handbag which will be distributed to flood victims. Every woman has a handbag or purse that they don’t carry anymore.
“I think the reason it’s successful is because it’s specific,” she said. “People know exactly what they can do. You don’t have to run to the store and shop. “They have extra, new cosmetics stuck in a drawer. They’re just getting their things together into a Ziploc bag to put in the purse.”
There are drop-off locations all over southern West Virginia and several in Beckley including First Baptist Church. Contact Donna Miller or the church office for further info.