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Ways You Can Join in on Sandy Relief Efforts in Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg city officials encouraged residents to take part in disaster relief efforts in a press conference Thursday.

Mayor Michael Gillette and council members asked that people help others impacted by Hurricane Sandy in our area.

Officials encouraged people to take in the relief efforts organized by Gleaning for the World and the Historic Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Here is a list of donations released by Lynchburg city officials:

Items may be taken to any fire station. Only new, unused items can be accepted.


Historic Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross

  • Financial donations can be made at www.RedCross.org or by mailing a check to Red Cross Disaster Relief, 1007 Sheffield Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

  • Area blood drives can be found at www.redcrossblood.org, enter your zip code for a list of drives in our area.

Salvation Army

  • Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized. Donors are encouraged to give at one of the Fire Stations, online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
  • Donors may also text the word "STORM "to 80888 to make a $10 donation through their mobile phone.
  • Those interested in volunteering can respond to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

Gleaning for the World

  • Financial donations are greatly needed:
  • Drop off contributions at collection sitw.
  • Make credit card donation at www.gftw.org
  • Mail checks to: Gleaning For the World, P.O. Box 645, Concord, VA 24538

Product Donations:

Food Items

Non-perishable

Manual Can-openers

Plastic Food Containers

Zip-lock Baggies

Baby Supplies

Diapers/wipes

Personal Care

Formula

Personal Care

Toothbrush/Toothpaste

Comb/Brush

Deodorant/Shampoo/Soap

Pet Food & Supplies

Dry or Canned Food

Cat Litter

Collars/Leashes

Pet Carriers

Shelter Supplies

Tarps

Batteries/Flashlights

Emergency candles

Clothesline/pins

Rain Poncho

Sunscreen

Work Gloves

Blankets

Generators

Matches

Briquettes

Household Items

Cleaning Supplies

Mop/Broom/Dust Pan

Paper Products

Laundry Detergent

Other

Bottled Water

Gatorade

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