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Area firefighters collecting items for Oklahoma tornado victims

Residents of Moore, OK, work to clean up the damage caused by an EF5 tornado May 20. (Source: CNN) Residents of Moore, OK, work to clean up the damage caused by an EF5 tornado May 20. (Source: CNN)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A Charleston-area firefighter organization is working to collect items that will be donated to those affected by the recent disaster in Moore, Oklahoma.

St. Johns Professional Firefighters Local 3883, along with fire departments from around the Lowcountry, will be collecting relief items from May 28 through June 7. Donated items will then be driven by a truck donated by Penske in Summerville to a drop off in Oklahoma City on June 7.

Moore, OK was hit by an EF5 tornado on May 20.

Organizers say the following items are needed:

  • Bottled water
  • Baby formula
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Pet food
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Non-perishable items
  • Household cleaner
  • Canned goods
  • Clothes

Those wishing to donate money are asked to donate directly to the American Red Cross.

Items can be dropped off at St. John's Fire and Rescue Stations, City of Charleston Fire Stations, Dorchester County Fire, Ashley River Fire Department, Edisto Beach Fire Department, Colleton County Fire Rescue, and Charleston County Rescue.

 

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