A Howland Native who now lives in North Carolina is trying to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.
Chris Ochtyun is collecting canned goods and non-perishable items to take back with him.
The 36-year-old came up to this area to avoid the storm but now has to go back.
He works as a nurse at one of the hospitals.
Anyone interested in donating can do so at the Up A Creek Tavern in Howland.
“The stores that are open are letting two people in at a time so everyone doesn’t buy everything up. It’s very much rationed because the only way into where I live is by helicopter or boat,”
The Up A Creek Tavern is on East Market Street in Warren.
Collection is going on right now and lasts until early Saturday morning.