Frankfort rallies to support hurricane victims

September 18, 2017 by  

Various supplies are being collected by the Hands of Hope Foundation of Southern Illinois to help victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Six churches in the Frankfort area, including one in West Frankfort, are partnering with the organization to provide places where people can bring the needed supplies. Once collected, the items will be packed, and relief centers in Louisiana, Texas, and Florida that are part of the support and cleanup efforts will receive these items.

Supplies are being collected until next Monday, September 25 and include nonperishable canned food items; household cleaning items such as chemicals, mops, and brooms; hygienic products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap; and canned and dry cat and dog food.

Drop-off times vary depending on the church. Locations include the Community of Faith Church in Marion, the Lifesource Church in West Frankfort, the Christian Life Church in Herrin, and the First Christian Church in Anna. Sam’s Club in Marion is also serving as a drop-off location.

In addition, the Hands of Hope Foundation is accepting monetary donations through its website.

When awareness campaigns like this take place, poster printing companies can be hired to create posters that can be displayed throughout the city, so people will know where they can drop off needed supplies and during which hours they can make their contribution.