CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — It’s a given that when there’s a conflict in the world, a group of people in Franklin County, Pa., is rallying to support those in need.
The Cumberland Valley Relief Center, the local humanitarian organization at 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway, comes in after a civil conflict, war or natural disaster to provide humanitarian aid and build peace.
The relief center, in conjunction with the Mennonite Central Committee, is focusing its latest efforts on the ongoing violence in Syria and preparing for a humanitarian crisis in the region.
Typically, the relief center cans 45,000 pounds of turkey meat during one week in March, said Diane Brockman, director of the center.
That fills about 20,000 cans.
But this year, some of the cans of meat will go to Syria, along with relief kits filled with toiletries and other items for the families displaced by war.