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Seven truckloads of items along with monetary donations were accepted.

The Laurel Police Department's annual Fill-a-Truck event was a huge success according to Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox.

"The Laurel Police Department would like to thank the public who responded in a big way on the 19th and 20th of this month. The event, that aided the mission of the Good Samaritan Center, collected seven truckloads of food along with $2,074," said the chief in a press release.

"The tremendous support made this our most successful event yet with more food and double the cash donations as this time last year," continued Cox. A big thanks to Sanderson Farms for donating boxes for food transportation."

"The LPD would also like to thank Walmart and our media partners: The Laurel Impact, The Laurel Leader Call, Rock 104 radio, B-95 radio, WDAM TV and others whose participation made the event a huge success," stated Cox.

To find out how you can donate to The Good Samaritan Center, visit their website at https://goodsamaritancenter.org/goodsamlaurel/. The Good Samaritan Center’s mission is to assist families and individuals in emergency situations. They work closely with other organizations to form a “network of helping hands.” Their motto is, “if we can’t help, we should know (or be able to find out) who can.”