Man looks to load semis with supplies, again

By Anna Carrera

Published 11/22 2013 04:24PM

Updated 11/22 2013 05:32PM

MONTICELLO -- An area man is collecting donations for tornado survivors for the second time this year. You may remember seeing semis in Piatt County after tornadoes hit Oklahoma in May. Now, they're back and the organizer is filling them for people in Gifford and Washington.

He says, this time, it's a little different than before. Among other things, he's collecting plastic bins, personal care items and cleaning supplies. He'll be on Bridge Street from 7 am - 6 pm, every day through Monday.

Illinois Tornado Relief Collection
West Bridge Street, Monticello
(across from Calvary Baptist Church, west of Pizza Hut)

Items in need:
Non-perishable food and bottled water
Gift cards to drug, grocery, home improvement stores and gas cards
Plastic bins of all sizes
Ziploc sandwich bags and disposable coffee cups with lids
Personal care items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, combs, shaving cream, soap, deodorant)
Cleaning supplies (buckets, sponges, dish soap, paper towels, disinfectant, mops, towels)
Baby items (formula, diapers, wipes, baby wash, blankets)
Hardware (flashlights, batteries, rakes, shovels, garbage bags, garbage cans, work gloves, duct tape, packing tape, scissors, tarps)
Pet food/supplies
Manual can openers

Please, no clothing or furniture at this time

Monetary donations:
Paypal at scottpearltruckload@yahoo.com
(217) 377 - 3751
credit/debit card or bank account

Checks payable to:
AH Services
c/o Scott Pearl Truckload
P.O. Box 681
Monticello, IL 61856

Questions:
(217) 778 - 1405

100% of donations will be forwarded and distributed to areas of Central Illinois hit hard by recent storms

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