Alamo donations from teen initiative delivered before Christmas

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:46

Warwick — The Alamo in Goshen provides numerous services for migrant farm laborers, including a food pantry that is currently almost empty as a result of the devastating impact of Tropical Storm Irene on local farms. This year, since most of the workers lost their jobs when the crops were destroyed by the storm, the Alamo was desperately in need of clothes and food. A few weeks ago two young ladies from Warwick, Kayla and Alyssa Corkum, decided to do something about it. They began collecting old clothes, jackets, pants, jeans, shirts, hats, gloves, canned goods and toys for the children. The Warwick Advertiser reported the story and the community responded. Carriage House Self-Storage donated the use of a box truck for a few days and it was soon filled with bags of necessities and Christmas presents. On Tuesday, December 20, Kayla and Alyssa Corkum recruited a few friends to help with the delivery to the Alamo. “The people in Warwick are just amazing,” said Kayla Corkum. “We had so much to give to the Alamo and thanks to all the donations, we filled up their room, which was empty when we got there.” Alyssa Corkum added, “I can’t believe how nice people were. We received all kinds of donations including new toys, like a brand new guitar, food and lots of clothing and coats.” Their mother, Kim Corkum, had offered her home and her office as a drop-off for the donations. “It really is amazing what this small community is willing to do to help a neighbor,” she said. “We received so much I wasn’t sure how we would get all of it over there. A big thank you to all the donors and Carriage House Self Storage.”