Xenia resident heading to NY with supplies


Photos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.

Photos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.


Photos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.


Photos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.


Photos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.


XENIA — A Xenia resident is one of several hundred nurses headed east to support hospitals in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Heather Combs, a nurse practitioner, is going to New York for 21 days with almost 300 pounds of luggage containing toiletries and other supplies including masks. The items — 286 homemade masks, two caps, 380 ear savers, more than 100 cards and notes of gratitude — were obtained thanks to a call for donations that was made on social media.

The Gifted and Talented Program (XTAR) at Xenia Community Schools, in which Combs has a child, expanded the reach of its ongoing service project to supply healthcare workers with those much-needed supplies.

“We are just so proud that our community came together like this on short notice to support these nurses, and make sure they have what they need to care for patients and their fellow healthcare workers,” said Donna Shaw, gifted coordinator for XCS. “There were so many people dropping off donations – from a safe social distance, of course – that we know this project went well beyond our smaller school community.”

Because the need is still high, XTAR is going to continue taking donations and getting them to Combs in New York.

Photos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/04/web1_donations_nurses_NY_4.15-6-.jpgPhotos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.

Photos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/04/web1_donations_nurses_NY_4.15-8-.jpgPhotos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.

Photos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/04/web1_donations_nurses_NY_4.15-9-.jpgPhotos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.

Photos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/04/web1_donations_nurses_NY_4.15-10-.jpgPhotos courtesy Xenia Community Schools Nearly 300 pounds of supplies are heading to New York thanks to the help of local nurse practitioner Heather Combs and Xenia’s XTAR gifted program.