After the tragic death of Owensboro nurse Erica Owen in July, her aunt, Martina Billings, decided she wanted a memorial to honor Erica.

What she came up with is inspired.

Martina wants to create a memorial bench in honor of Erica and to do that, she needs as many plastic caps and lids as possible.

Dave Spencer

That's right. WBKR is a drop-off location. McFarland Cleanup Services on 11th Street is another location. I'm sure there are others.

Martina Greer Billings/Facebook
Martina Greer Billings/Facebook

As you can see, there's been no shortage of plastic caps and lids. Let's keep them coming, though. I talked to Martina about a week or so ago and she'll be collecting through mid-September.

As you can imagine, it takes a LOT of caps and lids to create a bench.

It's amazing how the community has turned out for this special project, but it also comes as no surprise at all.