(MITCHELL) – Supplies are being collected locally for the tornado victims in Tennessee.
Sondra Burris, of Mitchell, and Tony Ivey, of Orangeville, are collecting bottled water, non-perishable food items, pet food, cat litter, clothing, tarps, hygiene items, rolls of plastic, trash bags, flashlights, batteries of all sizes, toiletries, blankets, and tie-down straps.
Anyone wishing to contribute can drop off these items to the Whispering Estates, at 714 W. Warren Street in Mitchell, until noon on Friday. You can then drop off items at the Sunoco Station on 16th Street in Bedford from noon until 4 p.m.
Sondra and Tony will deliver these items around the Cookeville and Putnam County area in Tennessee.
No cash contributions are being accepted; those can be sent to other relief organizations.
The couple is only focusing on the immediate needs of the residents affected by the tornado.
“When the Henryville, Indiana tornado hit we helped with those clean-up efforts,” Tony Ivey stated. “And we will be bringing chainsaws down to help them with clean up in the area around Cookeville, Tennessee.”
“If there is still a need for supplies, we will come back and do a second round of collecting supplies to send back by next week. We will assess anyway we can, once we get down there,” said Burris.
To coordinate dropping off your donations or if you have additional questions you can call Sondra Burris at 812-797-3861.