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Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge to make goodie bags for truck drivers

Because many trucks stops and restaurants are closed, organizers said they wanted to make sure truckers have all the essentials when they stop in Douglas County.

Posted: Apr 13, 2020 5:20 PM

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- The Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge is making “goodie bags” for truckers working during the pandemic through their We Heart Truckers community project.

Because many trucks stops and restaurants are closed, organizers said they wanted to make sure truckers have all the essentials when they stop in Douglas County.

Right now, they’re collecting donations for the items that will go into the bags.

They’re asking for non-perishable foods, gift cards, face masks and thank you notes.

“It’s difficult out there for them,” said Renee Pechette, a co-coordinator of the We Heart Truckers project. “It changes from state to state and if they go cross country, they have to stay up to date on all the changes, laws, rules.”

Donations can be dropped off at the lodge on South Main Street.

However, organizers are asking people to contact them first to arrange a drop-off time to maintain social distancing rules.

They'll pass them out at truck stops near Myrtle Creek at the end of the month.

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