American Legion collecting items for Kentucky tornado victims

Published 8:21 am Thursday, December 16, 2021

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With the results of the tornados in Kentucky recently, a relief effort is being organized for the communities and people that were so badly impacted by this disaster. The tornadoes covered 10 counties and 227 miles with over 100 fatalities so far, but expected to rise. An American Legion 23rd District site has been established in Fultondale to collect all donations from the local Legion Posts.

American Legion Post 131, Columbiana, has a drop off site here in Clanton for any who want to help but do not know how.

Donations of any item or items listed below may be dropped off at the home of Dennis Ratliff; 205 Friendship Circle, Clanton, AL.  If you plan to donate, please bring no later than Sunday, December 19. Contact phone:  205-258-5548

All donations will be taken to the Post in Columbiana to help fill the Fultondale trailer bound for Kentucky as soon as it is filled.

List of the most commonly needed items:

Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer Wipes, and Hand Cleaner

Diapers (any size, and other assorted disposable infant or adult supplies)

Cleaning Equipment (Mops, Buckets, Brooms, Brushes, Gloves, etc.)

Cleaning Supplies (Floor cleaner, Mold and Mildew Cleaner, General Cleaners, etc.)

Disinfecting Supplies (Clorox/Bleach, Lysol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Spray Bottles and Wipes)

Personal Hygiene Items (Soap, Shampoo, Tooth Paste, Tooth Brushes, Razors, Shaving Cream)

Disposable Multi-Purpose Use Items (Paper Towels, Trash Bags, Storage Bags, Totes, etc.)

Personal Disposable Items (Toilet Paper, Tissues, etc.)

Non-Perishable Food Items (Preferred Ready-to-eat or Canned goods)

Basic Medical Supplies (Band Aids, Tylenol, Advil, Small Wound/Burn Treatment items)

Clean Clothing (for Adults and Children, any size, Coats)