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Douglas County residents can help tornado victims

April 25, 2001

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There are several ways Douglas County residents can help Hoisington tornado victims.

"The best thing Douglas County people can do is raise money for them," said Caroline Arter, interim executive director of the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Cash donations can be made at the Red Cross, 2518 Ridge Court, and the Salvation Army, 946 N.H.

The Salvation Army also will accept nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies, baby diapers, toiletries (especially contact lens supplies), flashlight batteries and work gloves for the disaster relief efforts.

The Salvation Army and Red Cross have volunteers in Hoisington. So far, none have been needed from Douglas County, officials from the local agencies said.

Area residents also can make cash donations for Hoisington relief at any Dillons store in Kansas. The donation can be added to a grocery bill, Dillon Stores President Bob Colvey said.

The Douglas County Red Cross office also is accepting donations to assist flood victims in the Northern Plains, Arter said. Donations can be brought to the office for both problem areas or mailed to Disaster Donation, Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 2518 Ridge Court, No. 205, Lawrence 66046.

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