DeKALB – Boy Scout Troop 33 in DeKalb is accepting donations for flood victims in Louisiana through Wednesday, Aug. 31.
There are two drop-off locations where people can leave donations.
One will be at Corn Fest in downtown DeKalb at the volunteer tent at the corner of Third Street and Lincoln Highway. Items can be dropped off any time during the festival.
The second drop-off location is at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St. in DeKalb. Drop-off times are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Wednesday.
Whatever is collected will be delivered to Louisiana during the Labor Day weekend.
The donation list is limited to baby items, toiletries and cleaning supplies, all of which are in critical need. Gift cards also will be accepted.
Baby items: Disposable diapers, baby wipes, baby food, baby formula, sippy cups and bottles.
Toiletries: Hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand soap, deodorant, maxi-pads, adult diapers, disposable razors, shaving cream and toilet paper.
Cleaning supplies: Heavy-duty latex gloves, buckets, mops, bleach, cleaning detergents, scrub brushes, breathing masks, Shockwave for mold, garbage bags, paper towels and plastic storage tubs with tops.
No used clothing: Used clothing is not being accepted. It’s not a great need at this time.
Louisiana flooding has created disaster areas in 20 parishes this month and has displaced thousands of people in and around Baton Rouge. Items donated will be delivered to critical areas to serve those victims displaced.
The Louisiana flood is considered the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy. Boy Scout Troop 33 has responded to hurricane, tornado and flood disasters in the past. A group of Troop 33 Scouts will go to Louisiana to work over Christmas break