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IDHS: Refugees at Camp Atterbury in need of donations, items

First Cavalry Division Soldier and Afghan evacuee children play soccer on Sept. 4, 2021 at Camp Atterbury. The troops are providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and logistics support during Operation Allies Welcome. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Dylan Bailey)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Hoosiers have donated more than 1.5 million items to refugees at Camp Atterbury so far.

However, more is needed.

According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the following items are needed:

  • Closes-toed shoes in all sizes
  • Men’s pants in various sizes
  • Bras
  • Bottle brushes
  • Fingernail clippers

Only new items in the original packaging will be accepted.

A number of locations have been set up in order to drop off items:

  • Fort Wayne: 130 W. Cook Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46825
  • South Bend: 1901 S. Kemble Avenue, South Bend, IN, 46613
  • Lafayette: 5280 Haggarty Lane, Lafayette, IN, 47905
  • Terre Haute: 3614 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, IN, 47804
  • Kessler (Indy): 2625 W. Kessler Blvd N Dr, Indianapolis, 46222
  • Evansville: 3300 E. Division St., Evansville, IN, 47715
  • New Albany: 2909 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN, 47150
  • Columbus: 2160 Arnold St. Columbus, IN, 47203

The department says the above donations sites will become active on Nov. 29 and will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Monetary donations are also being accepted and can be made through Team Rubicon or the American Red Cross.

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