Local organizations aiding Joplin victims

The Red Cross and other organizations are asking for donations to aid the tornado victims in Joplin.

The American Red Cross is asking for monetary donations.  You can either text the words Red Cross to 90999 to give $10 or log onto:  www.cornhuskerredcross.org.

Also, the Foster CARE Closet and Cherish Kids are partnering to collect clothing and other items for both adult and children in the foster care system in Missouri.

Here are some other items most needed: 

Cases of water
New tarps
Diapers
Wipes
Hand sanitizer
Bags of non-perishable groceries
Walmart and Target gift cards
New or nearly new blankets
Towels
Washcloths
Sleeping bags

Donations will be accepted at the Foster Care Closet the following days and times:

Thursday between 1pm and 9pm
Friday between 1pm and 4pm
Saturday between 10am and 4pm

Volunteers are also needed to help prepare the items for Joplin on:
Thursday evening between 6pm and 9pm
Friday between 1pm and 4pm
Saturday between 10am and 4pm