Agencies team up to open one Hurricane Collection Center

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The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Warren County Emergency Management in conjunction with the American Red Cross of South Central Kentucky, Salvation Army and United Way of Southern KY are opening a collection center for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort.
The Collections site is at the Brannen's Warehouse #3 at 2371 Louisville Road in Bowling Green from 9 am to 7 pm beginning on Monday, September 5th. Collections will run 7 days a week. Volunteers are needed to accept and sort donated items. To volunteer - call the United Way office at 843-3205 to schedule your 3 hour volunteer shift.
These SPECIFIC Comfort kit items needed are as follows: (If it's not on this list - don't bring it!) LARGE QUANTITIES OF EACH ARE NEEDED!

Bar Soap
Wash Cloth
Baby Wipes
Paper Towels
Brush or comb
Feminine Hygienic products
Baby powder
Baby oil/cream
Diaper rash ointment
non-aerosol bug repellent

Clothing items MUST be new and in original packaging. NO USED CLOTHING WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! Underwear in all sizes for children (boys and girls), men (briefs and boxers) and women (panties and bras), socks in all sizes for children, men and women.

Food items can also be dropped off at this location to support the food pantries of the American Red Cross and Salvation Army:
Canned fruits and vegetables
canned meats-tuna, deviled ham, vienna sausage, spam, canned ham, canned chicken
Boxed food items - crackers, cereal, breakfast foods, pasta, instant potatoes, etc.
Soups, microwave items, boxes packages of individual size snacks . Items with pop tops are in great need for both pantries.


Children Disaster Relief Kits
All items need to be turned in to Oakland Baptist Church by Wednesday, September 21st. Please do not make kits before you drop them off.
Items needed are:
sample size toothpaste
wash cloth
hand towel
toy (book, coloring book & craysons, doll, truck, etc...)

Please do not bring "extra" items, all bags need to be the same.
For information, call 270-563-4011

Franklin First United Methodist Church is collecting gallons of water and clean blankets in plastic garbage cans through Labor Day. The church will be open each day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call 586-5152.

Moe's Southwest Grille in conjunction with Holy Trinity Lutheran School will sponsor a fundraiser for the Red Cross next Tuesday, September 6 to benefit hurricane victims. Moe's will donate 10 percent of the entire day's sales to the Red Cross.

Hurt Mechanical, Inc. is accepting donations for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army for crisis relief. They have a storage area available. If you have questions call 781-3073 or 796-3604.

The United Methodist Church is making an emergency appeal for water, blankets and health kits. The items can be dropped off at St. James United Methodist Church in Bowling Green on Monday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Tuesday until noon. For specific items contained in a health kit, log onto

440 Main Restaurant in Bowling Green, in conjunction with the Red Cross is collecting donations for New Orleans relief. They are accepting checks payable to the American Red Cross and credit card charges can be added to your dinner bill.

Kroger is joining forces with the American Red Cross to provide aid to victims in Hurricane Katrina. Customer donations will be accepted at all of the company's supermarkets in Southern Kentucky. All monies collected will be forwarded directly to the American Red Cross.

An account has been set up at all Edmonton State Bank locations for donations for the hurricane victims. Monies will be given to the American Red Cross. For questions, call 270-432-3231.

The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management once again would like to remind the public to not head south without proper authorization, as this will only compound the problems associated with the ongoing rescue, relief and evacuation process. Those wishing to help in the form of donations or with housing please call the KyEM Donation Hotline at 1-800-618-1689.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is looking for licensed health care professionals to volunteer their time and expertise. Licensed health care professionals who want to volunteer should call 1-800-272-2707.

The state of Mississippi is in need of fuel for continued emergency operations. A substantial supply of fuel has been found, but there is a shortage of tanker trucks to deliver the fuel to the state. Companies or individuals interested in being hired to deliver fuel with their tanker trucks should call FEMA at 1-703-669-7433.

BellSouth employees impacted by Katrina are asked to call 1-404-986-8160 and let BellSouth's employee response center know they are okay. BellSouth volunteers are ready to help impacted employees and their families in the storm's aftermath.