RACINE — The large campaign bus and U-Haul truck spotted around Racine in Meigs County and Gallipolis in Gallia County on Monday was in town to deliver supplies to the region following Friday’s severe storm.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign delivered donated water and food to the Racine Volunteer Fire Department and the Gallia County Senior Resource Center, along with four other locations throughout southeast Ohio on Monday and will continue with one stop on Tuesday.
In addition to the stop in Meigs County, campaign staff, including Romney Senior Advisor and Ohio State Manager Scott Jennings, were delivering items to locations in Cambridge, Caldwell, Marietta, Portsmouth and Newark.
Jennings estimated that 50 cases of water and more than 1,000 non-perishable food items would be dropped off at each location.
On Sunday, the campaign collected nearly 25,000 bottles of water and thousands of granola bars, trail mix bags, peanut crackers and other food items at its Columbus headquarters.
Federal aid including trucks with water arrived in the state Sunday, after President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency late Saturday in Ohio.