Madison Township, Bellmore VFDs collecting items for tornado victims
The Madison Township and Bellmore volunteer fire departments have joined together to collect needed emergency items for those affected by the recent tornado outbreak in Kentucky.
Both departments are donation hubs as part of an effort organized by the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
Priority donation items include generators, extension cords, gas cans, flashlights, headlamps and batteries.
However, Montgomery County EMA will also accept smaller items including the following: blankets; pillows; baby wipes; powdered baby formula; diapers and disposable pull-ups (all sizes); baby bottles; towels; wash clothes; toiletries; plasticware; socks (all sizes); gloves, toboggans and winter weather gear (all sizes); hand warmers; large trash cans; and large trash bags.
Shelf-stable items including bread, peanut butter, snack crackers, fruit, applesauce and pudding cups, packaged breakfast bars, Kool-Aid and lemonade mix and snack-sized chip bags will also be accepted.
No clothes are being requested for the effort.
Donations may be dropped off at the Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department, 4271 W. CR 125 South, Greencastle, or arrangements may be made to have them picked up.
Donations to Madison Township VFD should be made by no later than 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 so they can be delivered later to Bellmore VFD. All donations should be made by 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, as they are set to be delivered to Montgomery County EMA by noon.
For more information or to make arrangements, persons may contact Madison Township VFD Chief Lee Price at 765-721-4104 or Asst. Chief Dale Fivecoat at 317-730-0808.