KSP accepting donations for tornado victims

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 In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across the state, Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities.

The need has arisen for a reputable location that citizens feel comfortable leaving donations, knowing they will reach the people in most need. Items will be evenly distributed to all communities impacted.  Collection of items will continue through Sunday, March 10.

Monetary donations are not encouraged through KSP. Anyone who wishes to contribute monetarily should contact an organization such as the Red Cross.

Items needed for the recovery effort are: leather gloves, shovels, rakes, thermoses, batteries, flashlights, coffee pots, antibiotic cream, band aids, first aid kits, soap, body wash, bottled hand soap, hand sanitizer, deodorant, feminine products, shampoo and cream rinse, shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath towels and washcloths, baby formula, baby food, diapers, baby blankets, bottles, toilet paper, Styrofoam cups, cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, brooms and buckets, laundry detergent, plastic cups and cutlery, paper plates, napkins, towels and bowls, disposable gloves, trash bags, cat and dog food, plastic containers, blankets, gift cards, bottled water and non-perishable food items.