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Elderly/Disabled Residents in Need of Household Items After Bed Bug Infestation

November 20, 2014

The Spartanburg Housing Authority unveiled its Cornucopia of Giving initiative Tuesday to assist 110 residents of Archibald Rutledge Apartments who lost their belongings because of a bedbug infestation.Treatment will be completed on November 21 and it will leave several people without everyday items, food, and furniture. There have been several residents who were displaced as a result of this issue.

The housing authority is buying new beds for residents of Archibald Rutledge. Some of the mattresses and box springs are “bedbug proof,” while bedbug resistant covers are being bought for others.But some residents lost clothing, dishes and other items, which the exterminator determined had to be thrown away due to the infestation. Housing authority officials are asking residents, nonprofits and churches to donate items such as food, furniture, towels, dishes, pots and pans and silverware to the Cornucopia of Giving in order to provide these items. Items must be new. Financial donations will also be accepted.

Please visit to see a list of items needed. Please contact Jessica M. Holcomb of the Spartanburg Housing Authority if you have any questions or would like to donate, 864-598-6023.

Amber Graydon
Jessica Holcomb