KSP aids storm victims
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 1:02 am
The Messenger, March 6, 2012
In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across Kentucky, Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop-off sites for items needed in devastated communities.
The need has arisen for a reputable location where 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 today and will continue through Sunday. Monetary donations are not encouraged through the KSP. Anyone who wishes to contribute monetarily should contact an organization such as the American Red Cross.
The KSP has compiled a list of resources for the recovery effort. Items needed include leather gloves, shovels, rakes, thermoses, batteries, flashlights, coffee pots, antibiotic cream, Band-aids™, first aid kits, soap, body wash, bottled hand soap/hand sanitizer, deodorant, feminine products, shampoo/cream rinse, shaving cream/razors, toothbrushes/toothpaste, bath towels/washcloths, baby formula, baby food, baby diapers, baby blankets, bottles, toilet paper, styrofoam cups, cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, brooms and buckets, laundry detergent, plastic goods (cups and cutlery), paper goods (plates, napkins, towels and bowls), disposable gloves (rubber or latex), trash bags, cat and dog food, plastic containers, blankets, gift cards, bottled water and non-perishable food items.
To find the nearest KSP post to make a donation, visit the website www.kentuckystatepolice.org/post.htm.