R esidents in northwest Ohio can offer their support to residents along the east coast bracing for the impact of Tropical Storm Arthur by donating to ISOH/IMPACT.
The Waterville-based relief organization is now collecting supplies, essentials, and monetary donations to be taken to those affected by the first major storm of the 2014 hurricane season.
You can help ISOH/IMPACT's relief efforts by making a monetary donation to ISOH/IMPACT's disaster relief fund, donating bank cards or gift cards for fuel and living essentials, volunteering at the Waterville distribution center, or donating needed items for the Bucket Brigade including canned and non-perishable food, personal care and hygiene items, cleaning supplies, diapers and baby care products, first aid supplies and pet supplies.
Other items accepted by ISOH/IMPACT inlcude manual can openers, all sizes of resealable zipper bags, new 5-gallon buckets with lids, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, disposable tableware, laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, trash bags, flashlights and batteries, sunscreen, bug spray, new tents, tarps, brooms, mops, rakes, shovels, box fans, work gloves, shop vacs, generators, etc.
Especially needed food items at this time are peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruits, macaroni and cheese, individually-portioned healthy snacks, etc.
The organization asks that giving individuals do not include glass containers, bottled water, clothing, or expired products.