Since the tragic storms that struck Moore, Okla., on May 20, the Cub Scout Pack 226 of Linden Elementary School and Oak Ridge Elks Lodge #1684 have begun a donation drive to aid victims of deadly tornadoes.
“A generous donation from EnergySolutions of Oak Ridge has put us well on our way,” a press release said.
The Oak Ridge Elks Lodge has offered their facility at 684 Emory Valley Road as a donation center for anyone that wishes to help the community fill a truck with the relief items for the victims of these deadly tornadoes, the press release said. The Cub Scouts will be assembling “comfort kits” for donation to the American Red Cross. These kits contain hygiene items, toothbrush, comb, razor, soap, and other items to give to disaster victims as first-need items.
“We would like to reach out to all our neighbors to help us show the Volunteer spirit to the people of Oklahoma that have been so severely affected by the recent storms,” the release said. “We are looking for donations of non-perishable foods, bottled water, new or gently used clothing, washcloths, and hygiene and first aid supplies. The comfort kits for the American Red Cross contain travel size items in a one gallon Ziploc bag. We need donations of these items as well as small stuffed animals for children’s kits. We will be collecting items until Aug. 3 and then shipping them. Thanks to a generous donation by Hittman Transportation of Oak Ridge, we have a truck and trailer that will deliver all the donations to Moore, Okla., after our donation drive.”
For any additional information, contact Michael Peterson at [email protected] or (801) 921-3176.