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Kinex supports hurricane relief

Kinex Telecom is accepting donated items to help in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

According to a press release, those who want to donate items are directed to drop items off at the Kinex office, located at 717 E. Third St. in Farmville.

“I have always had a heart for helping, especially those in a time of need and Texas certainly has a need right now,” Kinex President Jim Garrett said in press release. “We are trying to dedicate at least one week each year to a mission trip to help others, but with a 22- to 24-hour drive to Texas when pulling an RV, that would consume the majority of the week, so we decided to find other ways to help the victims of Harvey.“

“It is amazing how sometimes things just fall into place,” said Garrett. “I woke up Monday morning and Bob Enyart, who attends church with me, at Christ The King Presbyterian Church, had sent out a message asking for donations and the possibility of someone loaning an RV and I answered his call.”

“It was absolutely wonderful,” said Enyart. “My brother lives in Texas and I couldn’t sit in Virginia, knowing he needed help, so I started a plan and people began to flood me with donations and prayers. Jim offered Kinex’s RV that sleeps six and has a toy hauler compartment where we can store our tools, pressure washer and generators. I have five other people that have volunteered to make the trip, so with this RV we can sleep all six and hopefully be rested each day for work. It is truly a blessing.”

The release cited when Enyart returns in two weeks, the Kinex crew is considering a trip to Florida or maybe even Georgia or South Carolina, depending upon the need after Hurricane Irma.