Hurricane Harvey relief donations requested

HEATHSVILLE—Macedonia Baptist Church, Heathsville, in cooperation with Abiding Faith Baptist Church, Kilmarnock, and other churches in the Northern Neck will receive donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey over the next four weeks.

A trailer will be parked from 3 to 6 p.m. today, September 14, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 10246 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, reported Gail Haynie.

The trailer will be moved to Richmond County the week of September 17, to Westmoreland County the week of September 24, and Lancaster County the week of October 1. The specific sites will be determined. Items will be received Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. No water, food, or gift cards will be collected at this time, said Haynie.

Suggested items include new and unopened toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, laundry detergent, hairbrushes, combs, blankets, over the counter medicine, pillows, sleeping bags, sheets, towels and washcloths.

Also, bleach, mops, brooms, face masks, heavy gloves, buckets, flashlights, batteries, can openers, insect repellent, toilet tissue, paper towels, tissues, bandages, extra large garbage bags, first aid kits, hygiene supplies, feminine products, paper plates, silverware, disinfectant wipes, scrub brushes and construction tools.

Suggested items for children include boys and girls clothes, undergarments, shoes, socks, baby formula, coloring books, crayons, games, stuffed animals, diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes and toys.

Suggested items for men and women include clothes, undergarments, shoes, socks, purses and wallets.

For further directions, contact the Macedonia Baptist Church at 580-2395, or admin@macedoniaheathsville.com.