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How to support Hurricane Harvey relief

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

A trailer will be parked from 3 to 6 p.m. today, September 28, at the Westmoreland Department of Social Services, 18849 Kings Highway in Montross, reported the Rev. Dr. Barbara L. Cain, pastor of Abiding Faith.

The trailer will be at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street in Kilmarnock, on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 2, 4 and 5, said Rev. Cain. No water, food, or gift cards will be collected at this time, she said.

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.

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