How You Can Help the Mercer County Community College
Hurricane Disaster Relief Effort

9-8-05

The Mercer County Community College Disaster Relief Committee is organizing a drive to gather supplies for hurricane victims. Donations will be accepted only from Sept. 12 through 16. Volunteer drivers will begin their trip to Baton Rouge the evening of the 16th, heading to a collection and distribution center at an area church.

Donations may be dropped off at the truck, located next to Kelsey Theatre on the West Windsor campus, and at Kerney Hall on the James Kerney Campus, during the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, when these sites will be staffed.

Important Note: We are collecting only new, unused items. We are not able to accept used clothing. Also the relief workers in LA have requested us NOT to send canned food.

Suggestions for donations:

Baby items:
Premature and newborn disposable diapers; infant clothing
New baby blankets
Infant formula
Baby wipes

Food and supplies:
Nonperishable, non-canned foods such as Pop Tarts and breakfast bars
Individual Juice boxes or bottles (Gatorade, Capri Sun or Fruit 2O)
Healthy snacks
Bottled water
Wet wipes
Laundry detergent
Other cleaning supplies

Bathroom supplies:
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Razors, soap, toilet paper
Sanitary supplies

For Children:
New underwear, clothing, socks, shoes, new toys and games

For men:
New underwear, socks, shirts, shorts, pants, baseball hats

For women:
New underpants, bras, shirts, shorts, pants

Other:
Gift cards in any denomination for national chain stores (WalMart and Sears have a lot of outlets in Baton Rouge).
New twin size sheets and blankets for cots in the shelters; pillows
Bug spray, tarps, box fans, charcoal, shovels, brooms, work gloves, rubber gloves

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