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Post 16 Will Assist Area Tornado Victims

Date of News Release: 03/05/2012

(Henderson, KY) - In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across Kentucky, KSP posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off site for items needed in devastated communities.

The need has arisen for a reputable location that citizens feel comfortable leaving donations at, knowing they will reach the people in most need. Items will be evenly distributed to all communities impacted. Collection of items will be starting tomorrow (Tuesday, March 6, 2012) and will continue through Sunday, March 10, 2012.

Monetary donations are not encouraged. Anyone who wishes to contribute monetarily should contact an organization such as Red Cross.

We've compiled a list of resources for the recovery effort and they are listed below:

List of items needed:

  1. Leather gloves
  2. Shovels
  3. Rakes
  4. Thermoses
  5. Batteries
  6. Flashlights
  7. Coffee pots
  8. Antibiotic cream
  9. Band-aids
  10. First aid kits
  11. Soap
  12. Body wash
  13. Bottled hand soap/hand sanitizer
  14. Deodorant
  15. Feminine products
  16. Shampoo/cream rinse
  17. Shaving cream/razors
  18. Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  19. Bath towels/washcloths
  20. Baby formula
  21. Baby food
  22. Baby diapers (all sizes)
  23. Baby blankets
  24. Bottles
  25. Toilet paper
  26. Styrofoam cups
  27. Cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, brooms and buckets
  28. Laundry detergent
  29. Plastic goods (cups and cutlery)
  30. Paper goods (plates, napkins, towels and bowls)
  31. Disposable gloves (rubber or latex)
  32. Trash bags (all sizes)
  33. Cat and dog food
  34. Plastic containers
  35. Blankets
  36. Gift cards
  37. Bottled water
  38. Non-perishable food items

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