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Licking County showed its kindness during COVID-19


Look Up Center director Lori Hubble helps Greg Gough select available personal hygiene items on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Look Up Center on O'Bannon Avenue in Newark.

NEWARK – While the COVID-19 pandemic had everyone on edge when it first took hold in the spring, local businesses, organizations and individuals were still able to put smiles on the faces of Licking Countians.

In some cases, it was food in their bellies.

Kindness abounded around the area as people stepped forward to help those in need.

Look Up Ministries, on O’Bannon Avenue in Newark, thought they may run out of supplies, as they tried to provide hygiene and food bags for needy families and individuals during the pandemic. But, Scott Hayes of Vertical 196 Hope Center, founder of Look Up some 15 years ago, and others stepped in with donations, and Look Up had plenty to get them through a week in March and longer.


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