Delmont Establishes Donations Management Center

A donations management center has opened today (Wednesday) in Delmont to help residents impacted by the May 10 tornado that destroyed a major portion of that town.

The donations management center is located at the Delmont American Legion Hall.

Hours of operations are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.

Because the town is not yet opened to the general public, those wanting to give items are asked to take them to the east side of town where the state Highway Patrol is stationed. That site is at the corner of 284th Street and 402nd Avenue, also known as the intersection of old Highway 18 and Betts Road. There will be a pickup and trailer available until 6 p.m. each day to accept donated items. The items will be transported to the American Legion Hall.

Once the town is opened to the public, the items can be taken directly to the Legion Hall site.

Items that are needed now include non-perishable food, work gloves, new cleaning products such as detergents and cleaners, paper towels, and toilet paper; new clothes, shoes, and underwear; new pillows and sheets; first aid items; personal care items such as shampoo and deodorant; sunscreen, bug spray, brooms and mops.

At the hall, volunteers from the Adventist Community Services will sort and organize the items. Tornado survivors also will obtain donated items from the Legion Hall location.

As additional needs are identified, anotherĀ  list will be released.