Gillibrand stops in Granville

U.S. Senator helps with rummage giveaway

By Jaime Thomas

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was folding clothes in Granville Thursday afternoon.

As part of a tour across the state, Gillibrand flew into the Warren County airport and rode to the Granville Baptist Church to help prepare for Saturday’s rummage giveaway.

Granville resident Sheila Comar, the Washington County Democratic Chairwoman, said Gillibrand’s office had contacted her to see where the senator could help out.

“I was just so excited—I didn’t expect this to happen. She did want to come and help,” Comar said, explaining that she knew help was needed for the rummage giveaway. “So I directed them to Jim Peterson.”

Three of Gillibrand’s interns and two staff members arrived an hour before her to fold and sort clothing. And Gillibrand reiterated Comar’s reason for her visit.

“We’re just helping out,” Gillibrand said, “Because obviously in this time of the season the need is high.”

The annual rummage giveaway fills the whole church with goods ranging from toys to books to a lot of clothing. Less fortunate members of the community are invited to pick from it for winter warmth, free gifts or whatever else they may need.

Gillibrand said the need is huge this year for everything from food banks to toys for children whose families can’t afford them.

“We’re supporting them and encouraging others to be as generous as they can be, and what this church is doing is amazing,” she said.

In addition to helping fold and distribute clothing while chatting with Granville community members, Gillibrand brought three bags of new toys for the giveaway. Peterson said he was grateful for her visit.

“I’m certainly delighted to have her see what a wonderful community we have, where everyone pitches in to help the needy,” he said. “I appreciate what she’s done.”

 

 

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