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‘Powerful’ help for Community Bread Basket

When an electrical power outage occurred recently in downtown Weirton, the Community Bread Basket board of directors suggested that Tara Sheperd, program administrator, get an emergency generator. “With many freezers and refrigerators in the building, we stood to lose a huge amount of food if the outage lasted a long time,” Sheperd explained. Alan Pritts of AP Electric installed a generator that must be maintained to assure the proper function. AP Electric has given the maintenance over to David Osaba, owner of Electric O of Weirton. “Due to the needs of Community Bread Basket and the pandemic, I have decided to donate the maintenance costs just to be sure that Community Bread Basket has enough funds to feed those in need,” Osaba said. Shown are Electric O employees Mark Osaba, left, and Wade Hawk. “The Community Bread Basket has many needs for maintenance and building repair at this time. If any company would like to do their part to help, they can call (304) 748-7595 to see how they can help,” Sheperd added.

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