RomeGaCares still seeking disaster relief donations

September 24, 2018--9:00 a.m.

Staff reports

Wednesday is the final drop-off day for disaster relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Florence.

RomeGaCares is set up behind the North Rome Church of God at 1929 North Broad Street.

Items needed for a kit includes:

• Liquid laundry detergent- 50 or 25 ounces only
• 12-16 oz. Liquid household cleaner- concentrated
• 16-28 oz. Dish soap
• Clothespins
• Cotton or plastic clotheslines
• Sponges (no cellulose)
• 33-45 gallon heavy-duty trash bags
• Cleaning wipes (Handi-wipes or reusable)
• Can air freshener
• 6-14 oz. Insect-repellant spray
• Kitchen dishwashing gloves
• Scouring pads (no stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads; none with soap built in)
• Plastic or wooden handle scrub brush
• Dust masks

After 5 p.m. Wednesday volunteers will begin the process of preparing the relief kits and other supplies for transport to North Carolina later this week.

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