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Supporters "Fill the Truck" for Habitat for Humanity

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Supporters of Habitat for Humanity donated supplies Saturday to "Fill the Truck" for the organization's store and ultimately fund the construction of future homes.

Collections were made at Mt. Olive and Central Lutheran Churches. Donations are matched by Thrivent, which encourages members of the Lutheran faith to support Habitat for Humanity.

Ashley Burk is the donation manager for Yakima Valley Partners, the local chapter of the international non-profit. She says these events are crucial to the organization's mission.

"It is very important to get the community involved and helps raise the money to better the living conditions in our area," she said.

The items collected will go to the Yakima Valley Habitat Store. The profits from those sales will pay to build new homes in the region.

Burk says the organization is always looking for more help. Anyone interested can call (509)453-8077.