Monday, December 28, 2015

Louisville/Winston County to Begin "Operation Help" for Storm Victims in Holly Springs

In an effort to “Pay it Forward”, folks in Winston County are preparing to assist victims of the Holly Springs tornado that occurred right before Christmas.  The storm caused significant property damage and resulted in the loss of life – something that is all too familiar to the residents of Louisville and Winston County.
The storms across north Mississippi on Wednesday, December 23 damaged or destroyed more than 400 homes and took at least eight lives and injured dozens.

After the devastating tornado that touched so many lives in Winston County on April 28, 2014, local residents know firsthand the needs of storm victims and have put together an effort to collect needed items to deliver to the Holly Springs area.

Those who wish to donate may bring items to the Louisville Fire Station on Spring Street (304 S. Spring) beginning on Thursday, December 31. The collection deadline is January 6, 2016 at which time all donated items will be delivered.

Organizers ask that you please include only the following items in your donations. Old furniture and items of clothing are not needed at this time:


BOTTLED WATER                                             
GALLON WATER
PAPER GOODS
CLEANING SUPPLIES
NON-PERISHABLE CANNED GOODS AND BOXED FOOD
PET FOOD
DIAPERS/WIPES
BEDDING
TOWELS/BATH CLOTHS
TOILETRIES
NEW (IN PACKAGE) SOCKS & UNDERWEAR
FLASHLIGHTS
BATTERIES
  

If you have questions or need more information, contact Mellie at the Chamber of Commerce Office at 662-773-3921