INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Avon man is coordinating efforts with local churches and businesses to help Louisiana flood victims.
Now he not only wants to help the 40,000 displaced people in Louisiana, but also those in Kokomo who are in need of supplies.
Todd Francis has collected supplies for victims of natural disasters before. After tornadoes hit Joplin, Missouri he gathered tools, food, and baby items and also when storms his Avon several years ago.
Francis, a member at Charity Church, said semi trailers are in place to fill with donations and then be driven down to a warehouse that has been secured in the flood ravaged area.
Items needed (no clothing will be accepted at this time):
• Bottled Water
• Can Goods
• Non-Perishables (Peanut Butter, Packaged Goods, Etc.)
• Baby Food
• NEW Baby Bottles
• Dog Food
• Cat Food
• Paper Goods (Plates, Napkins, Cups, Plastic Cutlery)
• Toilet Paper
• Paper Towels
• Cleaning Supplies (Anti-Bacterial Wipes, Bleach, Dish Soap, Laundry Soap, Hand Sanitizer)
• Hygiene Products (Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shampoo, Conditioner, Contact Solution, Lotion, Baby Powder, Etc.)
• First Aid Supplies (Band-Aids, Antibiotic Ointment)
• NEW Blankets
• Drywall Screws
Items can be dropped off at several locations including Charity Church, Westside Nazarene, Bethel Family Worship Center, and Crossroads in Avon. Charity Church is holding a donation event Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon at it’s 2700 S. Tibbs Ave. location.
There are also several local businesses involved in the effort. The iShop Repair, Shafer Collision Repair Center, Indy Ink & Toner, and WISH-TV partner paper the Hendricks County Flyer are all offering support.