YMCA collecting items for Hurricane Relief

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The Switzerland County YMCA is currently collecting items that will be taken to the area impacted by Hurricane Katrina for distribution to victims.

Anyone wishing to donate may bring their items to the YMCA. Supplies needed include:

— Clean clothes, all sizes; especially larger sizes.

— Bath towels.

— New underwear, all sizes.

— Diapers of all sizes; baby formula; and baby wipes.

— Toiletries: toothbrushes, combs and hair picks, bath soap, nail clippers, lotion, and other things.

— Trash bags.

— Flip-flops and sandals.

— Gym bags, duffel bags, school supplies for children.

Officials at the YMCA say that a needy family may be returning here to live when they return, and that family will also need assistance to establish themselves here. Anyone’s help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.