Junction City Fire Department collecting donations to help those in Houston

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KSNT)– Thousands of people continue battling the floods in Houston, Texas. In Northeast Kansas, the Junction City Fire Department is stepping in to help.

Fire Station 2 in Junction City is leaving its doors open for people to drive up and donate items for those who need relief in Texas.

The palettes aren’t full now, but the fire department wants to change that.

“It will allow them not to worry about the small things, and allow them to concentrate on the big things they have to deal with,” Chief Terry L. Johnson said.  “If we can provide them with what we take for granted everyday, then they have the ability to move forward and do what they need to do to recover.”

The station is asking for things like toothpaste, soap, socks and even pet food.

“We can show the people in Texas that people care, and right now they need to know that,” Johnson said.

He said there’s even a way to make your donation mean a little more.

“Just sending the products is a big message, but every now and then sliding a card in there lets the folks down there know its personal and we’re there to help,” Johnson said.

The fire station said it’s goal is to fill an entire truck full of donated items to send to those in need.

The fire department will be accepting the new, unused donations at Fire Station 2, located at 2245 Lacey Drive Junction City, KS 66441.

You can also make monetary donations online at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

 

The following items have been requested:

Non perishable food

Disposable plates, cups, forks, spoons, knives

Personal hygiene products from babies to adults

Toiletries, sanitary napkins, razors and shaving cream, ball caps, chap stick

Home cleaning supplies

Diapers, infant formula

Blankets, pillows

Mops, brooks, buckets

Sun screen

Work gloves and latex gloves

Socks

Wash clothes and towels

Safety glasses

Pet foods and leashes

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