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Helping Harvey victims: where to donate supplies

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As our friends and neighbors in Texas and Louisiana deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many of you have asked what you can do to help.

The Federal Emergency Management recommends donating money and time to "trusted, reputable, voluntary or charitable organizations."

You can also donate money to the Red Cross to help with food, shelter, and relief supplies.

We're working to compile a list of businesses and organizations that are accepting supplies and donations.

Missouri

Cape Girardeau

  • Save-a-Lot parking lot at 121 South Sprigg; there will be a large box truck set up from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Organizers are asking for cases of water, first aid items, underwear, hygiene products, towels, hand sanitizer, diapers, wipes, and formula
  • Cape Auto Sales has trucks placed at several locations: Cape Auto Sales, Super Wal-Mart, Connection Point Church, First State Commerce Bank (Kingshighway), Schnucks, K-Mart, Cape County Cowboy Church, and People's Bank (Jackson, MO)
  • Schnucks is hosting a Scan & Give drive to benefits victims of Hurricane Harvey. Customers will have the option to add $1, $5, or $10 donation to their bill. The money will go directly to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
  • Walmart is hosting a customer campaign with the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief. Walmart will match customer donations two to one with cash and product donations of up to $10 million to support American Red Cross disaster relief. Customers can donate any amount at registers at Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs.

Jackson

  • Ken's Ace Hardware (accepting donations for the Red Cross)
  • Jackson Tire Center
  • Connection Point Church in Jackson, Mo has partnered with A & A Rentals, to collect items that will be taken to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. There are two cargo vans parked in our upper parking lot that will be unlocked during the hours of 8 am to 8:30 pm. The list of items we are collecting are on the Connection Point Church Facebook page.

Sikeston

  • Cheers Bar & Grill (accepting donations through Sept. 4)

Illinois

Carbondale

  • Schnucks is hosting a Scan & Give drive to benefits victims of Hurricane Harvey. Customers will have the option to add $1, $5, or $10 donation to their bill. The money will go directly to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Harvey relief fund.

Murphysboro

  • I Am Java is accepting monetary donations through the month of September.
  • Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief collection will take place in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Murphysboro from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. They are collecting nonperishable items, cleaning products, personal hygiene products, baby items, water, clothing, dry dog & cat food
  • Faith & Family Thrift Store is collecting hygiene products, school supplies, cleaning supplies, and other items to send to Texas.

Pinckneyville

Kentucky

Paducah

  • Reidland Baptist Church is collecting supplies. You can drop items off at the church at 5559 Benton Road on Sept. 5-6 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. To schedule a drop-off at another time, you can call 270-978-9599 or the church office at 270-898-6243.

Items that have been requested include:

  • Male and female undergarments
  • Bottled water, Gatorade, Powerade
  • Toiletries (soaps, shampoos, female hygiene products, etc.)
  • Small toys (without batteries) 
  • Baby Items (diapers, wipes, formula)
  • Easy snacks (beef jerky, granola bars without chocolate, etc.)
  • Large heavy duty trash bags 
  • Pet food
  • Work gloves
  • Cleaning supplies
  • De-humidifiers
  • Air circulators
  • Extension cords
  • Ground fault protectors
  • Pop-up canopies
  • Shovels
  • Wheelbarrows 
  • Crowbars 
  • Hammers
  • Utility knives
  • Work gloves
  • Various tools
  • Chainsaws
  • Rope
  • Safety glasses
  • 5-gallon buckets
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • First-aid kits
  • Bottled water

FEMA asks that you do not donate unsolicited goods like clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable food items at this time.

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