Memo: Overton, Putnam officials calling for donations in disaster relief

Jaycees logoLIVINGSTON – The Livingston Jaycees, in partnership with the Livingston/Overton County Chamber of Commerce, will be collecting donations of bottled water, canned foods and other household essentials to aid those affected by the recent 2015 winter storms. Jaycee members will be accepting donations at the Livingston chamber from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, and will then delivered to disaster relief shelters in Overton County.

Items needed include: bottled water, nonperishable canned foods, personal hygiene items, firewood, blankets, diapers (all sizes), baby food (all types), baby wipes, bread, candles, oil lamps and oil, lanterns, batteries (all sizes), crackers, peanut butter, Beanie Weenies, Pop Tarts, hand warmers, and pillows.

“On behalf of the Livingston Jaycees and the Livingston/Overton County Chamber of Commerce, thank you for your support of our fellow neighbors in Overton County effected by the harsh winter weather and ice storms we have experienced over the last few weeks,” Nate Rich, 2015 internal VP, Livingston Jaycees, said in a memo. “Your thoughts, prayers, and contributions are greatly appreciated.”

The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce also issued its own memo for donations Wednesday afternoon. The disaster distribution center in Monterey, the chamber said, is in need of items to help those affected by the recent severe weather. Items maybe brought to the Monterey disaster distribution center (203 S. Chestnut St.) or dropped off at the Algood Wal-Mart collection point. Those wishing to help are asked to donate items from the list below or call (931) 839-8549.

Items needed include:

  • Pop-top canned foods
  • New blankets
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Toiletries
  • Socks
  • Toboggans
  • Small gas cans
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pop Tarts
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Juice boxes
  • Adult and baby diapers




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