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Ways You Can Join in on Sandy Relief Efforts in Lynchburg

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Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg city officials encouraged residents to take part in disaster relief efforts in a press conference Thursday.

Mayor Michael Gillette and council members asked that people help others impacted by Hurricane Sandy in our area.

Officials encouraged people to take in the relief efforts organized by Gleaning for the World and the Historic Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Here is a list of donations released by Lynchburg city officials:

Items may be taken to any fire station.  Only new, unused items can be accepted.

 


Historic Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross

  • Financial donations can be made at www.RedCross.org or by mailing a check to Red Cross Disaster Relief, 1007 Sheffield Drive, Lynchburg, VA  24502.

 

  • Area blood drives can be found at www.redcrossblood.org, enter your zip code for a list of drives in our area.

Salvation Army

  • Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized. Donors are encouraged to give at one of the Fire Stations, online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
  • Donors may also text the word "STORM "to 80888 to make a $10 donation through their mobile phone.
  • Those interested in volunteering can respond to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

Gleaning for the World

  • Financial donations are greatly needed:
  • Drop off contributions at collection sitw.
  • Make credit card donation at www.gftw.org
  • Mail checks to: Gleaning For the World, P.O. Box 645,  Concord, VA 24538

Product Donations:

                        Food Items

        Non-perishable

        Manual Can-openers

        Plastic Food Containers

        Zip-lock Baggies

                        Baby Supplies

        Diapers/wipes

        Personal Care

        Formula

                        Personal Care

        Toothbrush/Toothpaste

        Comb/Brush

        Deodorant/Shampoo/Soap

                        Pet Food & Supplies

        Dry or Canned Food

        Cat Litter

        Collars/Leashes

        Pet Carriers

                        Shelter Supplies

        Tarps

        Batteries/Flashlights

        Emergency candles

        Clothesline/pins

        Rain Poncho

        Sunscreen

        Work Gloves

        Blankets

        Generators

        Matches

        Briquettes

        Household Items

        Cleaning Supplies

        Mop/Broom/Dust Pan

        Paper Products

        Laundry Detergent

        Other

       
Bottled Water

        Gatorade

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