NBC4 collecting supplies to help hurricane relief efforts

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If you’ve been wondering how you can help the victims of hurricane Florence we have that answer.

On Tuesday, September 18th, NBC4 is activating 4’s Army for a ay of Giving with the American Red Cross and Rock City Church to collect monetary donations and needed supplies for people affected by the storm.

You can come right in front of the NBC4 studio at 3165 Olentangy River Road between 8am and 6:30pm. We will be collecting your donations of cleaning products and non-perishable food items. We can’t do this without your help!

Nate Eckhart is the Outreach Director for Rock City Church. He says no donation is too small or too big – Bring what you can!

“If every person would just give a little bit that equals a lot. And we want to make a massive impact, so whether you have one roll of paper towels to give or you have a whole carload of supplies and donations because your little is going to turn into a lot for the victims of Hurricane Florence,” says Eckhart.

They’re looking for Items like pre-packaged foods (granola bars, canned goods, baby food), bottles of water and cleaning supplies. 

Other items that will help with relief efforts are shovels are gloves, flashlights, batteries, paper towels, sponges and even bug spray.

“We’re looking for those items because those are the ones that are partners are asking for and those are the ones that people need and at this time right now at some point in the future people will need more items then just those but this time right now it’s an emergency so those are the items needed at this point,” says Eckhart.

“They need to come out because the city of Columbus is passionate about helping others and what we want to do is mobilize the city of Columbus, mobilize all the churches here to make a greater impact we can affect and impact more people here rather than separate,” said Eckhart.

All of your donated items will be packed up and taken to the Carolinas on Friday. So please come out and help the victims of hurricane Florence. NBC4 is located at 3165 Olentangy River Road in Columbus.

Full list of items to donate:

  • Dish Soap
  • Canned Fruit
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Disinfectant Cleaner
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Packaged Snacks
  • All-purpose Cleaner
  • Ready-to-eat Canned Meals
  • Five Pound Bucket
  • Toothbrushes
  • Canned Soup/Soup Mix
  • Sledge Hammers
  • Scrub Brushes and Sponges
  • Bagged Rice/Pasta
  • Shovels
  • Paper Towels
  • Bagged Dried Beans
  • Large Black Garbage Bags
  • Spray Bottle
  • Dried Fruit
  • Flashlights with Batteries
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Nuts
  • Diapers and Disposable Wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hand Wipes
  • Insect Repellant
  • Dry, Powdered Milk
  • Cases of Water
  • Bottle of Bleach
  • Baby Food (no glass jars)
  • Plastic Forks and Spoons

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