Hurricane Harvey donations needed

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Harvey, Irma, Jose and now Katia—the list seems to keep on growing, forcing thousands to hold their breath as they anxiously brace for the blows of the next few weeks. The need for aid continues to grow.

Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to hit the United States in years, rattled several portions of southern Texas when it slammed into the area on Aug. 25. So far, it has taken 70 lives and is estimated to have caused billions of dollars in damage.  Some residents are returning home from shelters, but the road to recovery is long and winding. Many still await assistance.

Now is the time to help. There are numerous donation sites across Colorado, and one of them will be right here in downtown Colorado Springs. The Original St. John's Baptist Church and Swan Law Funeral Home are sponsoring a donation drive for those affected on the Texas Gulf Coast. Do your part and bring any of the following items to Swan Law Funeral Home (501 N. Cascade Ave.) from Sept. 11-15, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.:

  • Toiletries
  • Hygiene products
  • Clothes for men, women and children
  • Bottled water
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby food
  • Pet food

    Why donate? Aside from the direct benefit your donation, you may get warm, fuzzy feeling inside knowing that you did something for someone in need.

    No monetary donations, please. For more information contact Theresa Wiederspahn at 719/471-9900 or theresa.wiederspahn@dignitymemorial.com.

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