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Heartland groups, volunteers help Louisiana flood victims

(Source: WAFB, Raycom Media) (Source: WAFB, Raycom Media)
(Source: Rob Adcock, Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services) (Source: Rob Adcock, Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services)
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People from the Heartland are doing what they can to help those affected by historic flooding in south Louisiana.

Missouri

Dexter

The patient care representative and the hospice team at Missouri Delta Hospice have organized a flood drive to help the victims in Louisiana. They say many of their sister companies have been affected, along with numerous hospice patients.

They have set up a drop spot in the Dexter office at 1615 W. Bus. Hwy. 60 on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

They will accept donations until Thursday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.

The staff will then personally deliver the donated supplies.

Sikeston

The Sikeston Rotary Club and Spread Hope Now are joining forces to provide disaster relief supplies to families impacted by the flooding in Louisiana.

Supplies needed include:

  • Money
  • Cleaning buckets
  • Bleach
  • Leather gloves
  • Latex gloves
  • Diapers
  • Rubbermaid storage containers
  • Filter masks
  • Garbage cans
  • Goggles
  • Large garbage bags
  • Pine-sol
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Baby wipes
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Ice chests
  • Cases of water
  • Sports drinks
  • Safety glasses
  • Portable cell phone chargers

Supplies and donations can be dropped off at MRV Banks at 912 S. Main Street in Sikeston from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, you call Rick Lovall at 870-405-8106.

Illinois

Volunteers from the American Red Cross Southern Illinois Region are already on the ground in Louisiana as part of the Red Cross Response.

They are helping flood victims find shelter and hot meals. As the week continues, they will shift their focus to distributing emergency supplies like comfort kits and cleaning supplies

Tennessee

Members of Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services are working to gather supplies needed for disaster relief.

  • Mops, brooms, shovels, rakes
  • Gloves, sponges
  • Bleach and other cleaning chemicals
  • Buckets
  • Bottled water
  • Paper towels and rags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Safety goggles and paper masks

Kentucky

Paducah

Kirchhoff's Bakery & Deli in Paducah, Kentucky is accepting donations of supplies until Friday, Aug. 19 at 3:00 p.m.

According to a Facebook post, a friend and former Paducah resident that now lives in Walker, Louisiana is asking for others to aid flood victims in the area.

They are asking for the following items:

  • Blankets
  • Paper goods (plates, bowls, utensils, etc...)
  • Toiletries (face cloths, towels, deodorant, shampoo, etc...)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Trash bags
  • First aid supplies
  • Dog food

More than 25,000 homes have been damaged affecting as many as 75,000 people, according to the Red Cross.

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