COLUMBUS – The Columbus community and beyond is showing their support for those dealing with the flooding disaster of last week.
Donations are being accepted in numerous locations all across town. The 1C Church began taking in donations over the weekend, and are open daily from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM to all those dropping items off, or stopping by to pick needed items up.
Volunteers are on hand at the 1C Church to assist with loading up supplies, and packing them into vehicles for all who are in need. Volunteers say that the most needed items right now are cleaning utensils and supplies, and granola bars which they say are going very fast.
Other placing accepting donations include the Simon House, the Salvation Army, and Skeeter Barnes. Skeeter Barnes Manager Nicky Fritton says that employees are looking to help in whatever ways they can by accepting food, water, clothing, and cleaning supplies for flood victims.
Fritton also says that employees are willing to take supplies out to anyone who may not be able to safely leave their homes due to flood damage. Anyone looking to drop items off, or pick supplies up at Skeeter Barnes can do so between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
The City of Columbus is asking all monetary donations be made to the new Columbus/Platte County Area Disaster Fund, which is through First National Bank in Columbus. The donation sites will remain available as long as needed.