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Donations to be Collected in the Metro East for Tornado Victims in Oklahoma

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Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

TROY, IL. (KMOX) - Another effort to help the tornado victims of Moore, Oklahoma is underway. The mayors of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and Troy, Illinois have united in an effort to collect items for both the victims and clean-up crews.

Troy Mayor Alan Adomite says items can be dropped off in all three communities until Thursday evening at 8 P.M.

Drop-off points include: Fire Station #1 in downtown Edwardsville, the Troy Municipal Building, and Glen Carbon Fire Station #2 on Glen Carbon Road. Items can be dropped off until 8 P.M. Thursday night.

The public is encouraged to donate tarps, snack pack foods, toiletries, flashlights and radios with batteries, candles, matches, lighters, baby wipes, diapers (all sizes), work gloves and eye protection.

Financial donations can also be made to the Community Hope Center and is tax deductible (write “tornado relief” in the memo line of your check). the Community Hope Center in Cottage Hills will be the loading point for transport to Oklahoma.

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