July 3, 2008

United Way coordinates flood donations

After meeting with flood victims from the Lincoln and Island Park areas to better understand their needs, United Way of Racine County is now asking people to bring donated items to Lutheran High School, 251 Luedtke Ave.

Desperately needed items include clothing for all ages, towels, bedding, laundry soap, sanitizing cleaning supplies, animal food, toys, dehumidifiers, washers and dryers. Drop-off times are Wednesday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please enter the back parking lot of Lutheran High School and look for signs indicating the entrance.

Families in the area affected by the flooding will be notified early next week of the distribution date and time. Identification and proof of residency will be required.

“It was alarming to see how devastating this flood was and how much people have lost,” said Tiffani Pinkerton, Community Impact Manager of United Way. “As we spoke to families, everyone was so thankful for the tremendous support offered by the community.”

For more information on how you can help or to arrange for donations of large items, please contact Ron Thomas, Community Services Director of United Way at 262-635-7499, ext. 112.

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