It’s time for hurricane victims to start rebuilding in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The storms brought total devastation to many communities, and as they start to return home and find what’s left to salvage, many will find nothing remains. Help these survivors with essentials to carry on.

As they rebuild their communities they will need critical items to continue down their long road of recovery. So, 5 On Your Side has partnered with United Van Lines, the Salvation Army, and Pilot FlyingJ to send more than 20 tractor trailers filled with supplies to affected areas. When the trucks arrive, the Salvation Army will help distribute them to communities that need them most.

Your continued generosity is needed. Here’s a list of donation items we are accepting:

  • Diapers – multiple sizes, including pull-ups
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby Formula – powder only
  • Baby clothing detergent – powder only
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby powder
  • Baby bottles
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Cotton swabs
  • First aid kits
  • Gentle baby soap
  • Non-perishable baby food
  • Non-perishable canned goods
  • Sponges
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet bowl brushes
  • Toilet bowl plungers
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Dish towels
  • Garbage bags

Due to transportation restrictions, the following items cannot be accepted:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal/lighter fluid
  • Charged scuba tanks
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Fuels/oils
  • Household batteries
  • Kerosene
  • Liquid bleach
  • Loaded guns
  • Matches
  • Nail polish/remover
  • Paint thinners
  • Paints/varnishes
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Sterno fuel
  • Weed killer

Please bring your donations to the Kirkwood Walmart parking lot (1202 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122) Saturday, Sept. 23 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Every donation helps.