Donations being collected in Brunswick County for tornado victims

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Tornado damage in Kentucky on Dec. 13, 2021. (Photo: Salvation Army EDS)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Local groups are working to collect donations for tornado victims in Kentucky.

Oak Island Water Rescue said a local trucking company, CGC Trucking, that has provided relief trips in the past is planning another mission to Kentucky.

One donation drop off location is at 1531 Howe Street in Southport, right next to Walgreens. This location will be accepting donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They will also need volunteers to help loading the truck.

Community members can also drop off donations at the Oak Island Water Rescue Station on SE 49th Street from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Oak Island Water Rescue said unlike previous relief operations, water is not needed.

Here is a partial list of suggested items to donate:

  • Bleach
  • Garbage bags
  • Gloves
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Disposable wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Gloves
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Kleenexes
  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Utensils
  • Brooms
  • Dustpans
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Canned goods with pop tops
  • Cereal
  • Applesauce
  • Chips
  • Protein bars
  • Manual can openers (not electric)
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers (Baby and Adult)
  • Pull-ups
  • Baby food
  • Formula
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Body wash/soap
  • Contact solution
  • Chapstick
  • Washcloths, Bedding, Blankets, and Towels
  • Pet food
  • Grills
  • Charcoal
  • Batteries
  • Battery packs for phones
  • Extension cords
  • Vitamins,
  • Tylenol and Advil
  • Emergency medical kits
  • Crayons and coloring books
  • Any unwrapped (new) kids toys for Christmas presents
  • Stuffed animals
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