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Leader accepting donations for hurricane relief

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
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The Ruston Daily Leader is accepting donations of hurricane relief supplies to aid the victims of Hurricane Ida in Southeast Louisiana.

Beginning today, anyone can drop off hurricane relief supplies at the Leader office at 212 W. Park Ave. in downtown Ruston from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Leader will accept donations through Friday at 5 p.m. and then again on Tuesday until 5 p.m. in coordination with Rolling Hills Ministries.

“Our entire staff either has family who have been affected by catastrophic storms or have experienced them themselves,” Leader Editor Brian Trahan said. “Our neighbors down south need us right now, and it’s our turn to lend a hand to help them get back on their feet in any way we can.”

Rolling Hills Ministries is collecting supplies for work, food, and hygiene.

Among those supplies needed are: buckets or plastic bins, dust masks, water hoses or water nozzles, flashlights with batteries, rakes, shovels and brooms, bug spray and sunscreen, utility knives, two quarter Chlorox, Lysol or Pinesol, medium duty type gloves and brushes for cleaning.

Food supplies being accepted include: napkins or paper towels, ziploc bags, paper or styrofoam plates, snack or breakfast foods, Gatorade, Powerade or other thirst quenchers, plastic forks, plastic spoons and plastic knives, apples and oranges.

Hygiene products needed are: diapers, basic toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, hygiene items, deodorant, hand sanitizers, towels or rags, toilet paper, bar or bottle soap, laundry detergent, first aid ointment and band-aids, hydrogen peroxide and feminine products.

If you can’t drop off your products at the Leader office, you can still drop them off at the Rolling Hills Ministries drop-off point at 3487 Hwy. 33 in Ruston.