PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Local volunteers are helping send aid to refugees in the Middle East.
In Portsmouth Wednesday, folks with the Hope Charitable Services packed a 40-foot container with more than $500,000 worth of donated items. It will go to a refugee camp in Lebanon to support Christians and Muslims who were driven from their homes in Iraq and Syria.
"So, every bucket of hope we send - which is a five-gallon bucket filled with groceries - is food for a family that will feed a family of five for a week and would feed a widow for a month," said Bishop Frank Allen, Founding Director of Hope Charitable Services.
This is the group's eighth container they are sending overseas.
Click here to learn more about Hope Charitable Services.