Elks Lodge 2213

Elks Lodge 2213 in Bethel Park

Elks Lodge 2213 in Bethel Park is teaming up with other lodges in the area to collect items for victims of Hurricane Laura in Louisiana.

Donors are asked to call 412-831-0616 to set up a time to meet at the lodge, 2425 South Park Road.

Items needed include tarps, bottled water, bleach, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, combs, brushes, diapers, baby formula, first-aid items, sandwich bags, safety glasses, duct tape, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, sork gloves, garden gloves, pet food, toilet paper and garbage bags, indoor and heavy-duty outdoor.

Also on the list are masks, mops, brooms, buckets, batteries, large foil pans and lids, heavy-duty aluminum foil and plastic wrap, three-compartment Styrofoam take out trays, utensil packs, rakes, feminine products, generators, baby food, baby wipes, baby bottles, flashlights with batteries, ice chests and plastic gloves for serving food.

Other items include evaporated milk, cracker packets, blankets, disposable dinnerware items, towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, body wash, juice boxes, shovels, gas cans, plastic sheeting, chain saws and bar oil.

Emergency building materials, such as plywood, roofing nails and screws, are needed. Canned vegetables, fruits, meats and soups can be donated, by the case, if possible.

Donation of cash or checks will help cover rental of truck and gas expenses to transport items to Cameron Parish, La., the area that has borne the brunt of the hurricane.

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