Christiansburg officers to collect supplies for Florence victims

Drive is Mon. through Wed. at the Christiansburg Walmart

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Tommy Lopez - Weekend Anchor / Reporter

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Florence is gone, but the restoration and relief efforts have just begun. 

On Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 24-26, officers from the Christiansburg Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will be collecting supplies outside of the Christiansburg Walmart, located at 2400 N. Franklin Street. 

Collection will take place from noon to 9 p.m. each day. Walmart, Total Car Care and Signarama are donating supplies for the drive.

The department is encouraging members of the public to volunteer at the donation drop-off site. There is a registration page available. Volunteers will help staff the site and assist in loading the truck.

People are encouraged to donate the following items: 

  • Toothbrushes
  • Full-size toothpaste
  • Feminine products
  • Full-size deodorants
  • 15-16 oz. thin bottles of shampoo
  • Soap
  • Combs
  • Razors
  • Full-size bath towels
  • Washcloths
  • Cases of water
  • Pop-top, ready-to-eat foods
  • Crackers
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Alcohol/peroxide
  • Travel-sized hand sanitizers
  • Tissues (purse packs)
  • Band-Aids
  • Rubber cleaning gloves

 

 

 

 

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