Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Salvation Army to collect donations at KARE 11

I didn't get this posted in time for the drop off site but I am putting the rest of the information on where you can help out.

KARE 11 has teamed up with The Salvation Army to help collect basic needs items for people affected by Sunday's storms.

Items needed:

- Personal Hygiene Items - NEW (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)
- Diapers
- Non-perishable food
- Men's/Women's/Kids Underwear - NEW
- Clothing
- Blankets/bedding
- Towels

Donations can also be delivered to The Salvation Army's permanent locations:

- Clothing & furniture to 900 N. 4th Street in Minneapolis
- Food & Hygiene items to 2024 Lyndale Ave. N in Minneapolis

KARE 11 is located at 8811 Olson Memorial Highway near Highway 169 in Golden Valley.

They are also accepting text donations. Text "BLESSING" to 85944 to make a $10 donation to the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services efforts. (Standard texting fees apply)

The American Red Cross is accepting donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Financial gifts enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of disasters. People may also call (612) 460-3700 during business hours or mail donations to the following address:

American Red Cross - Twin Cities Area Chapter
NW 5597
PO Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-5597

You can make secure online contributions by visiting the Twin Cities Red Cross website.

Financial donations for the metro storm relief may be made online at The Salvation Army website or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or sending a check to the following address:

The Salvation Army
2445 Prior Ave
Roseville MN 55113

Make sure to designate "metro storm." LINK

Related Links
Minneapolis tornado kills 1, devastation widespread
Photo gallery of Sunday's storms.

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