DC Health Department accepting donations for Kentucky tornado victims

(Photo: Decatur County Health Department)

DECATUR COUNTY, IN — The Decatur County Health Department is accepting donations for the Kentucky tornado victims.

Everyday items will be accepted until Noon Wednesday, then taken to the Floyd County, Indiana Emergency Management Agency for distribution to the affected areas.

Requested items include the following:

• Gatorade
• Non-perishable items (items not needing to be refrigerated when stored)
• Can goods with pull open tops (not needing a can opener to open)
• Baby wipes
• Baby items
• Trash bags
• Flashlights/batteries
• Gloves (work gloves, rubber cleaning gloves, medical gloves)
• Blankets
• Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates)
• Pet Supplies (dog and cat food, etc.)
• First-aid supplies (band-aids, medical tape, bandages, antibiotic ointments, etc.)
• Cleaning supplies (soap, dish soap, bleach, disinfecting sprays, cleaning wipes)
• Duct tape
• Tarps
• Candles, Matches, Lighters
• Over-the-counter medications (including Tylenol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, etc.)
• Shovels and rakes
• Phone chargers
• Gas Cards
• Feminine products
• NEW toys for Christmas