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State police release list of items needed for tornado victims

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By Special to The Sun

 

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

The need has arisen for a reputable location that citizens feel comfortable leaving donations, knowing they will reach the people in most need. This will also limit the number of people traveling into these stricken areas (to deliver items) allowing first responders more access to people in need.
 
Items will be evenly distributed to all communities impacted. Collection of items will be starting tomorrow and will continue through Sunday, March 10. Monetary donations are not encouraged through us. Anyone who wishes to contribute monetarily should contact an organization such as the Red Cross.
 
We’ve compiled a list of resources for the recovery effort and they are listed below:

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

To find the post located closest to you, please click on the following link: http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/post.htm