Baby food, bottles, and diapers are among the items now being collected at Ivy Tech Community College for those who lived in the flooded areas of Texas.
Partnering with the Evansville Police Department who has sent five officers and two loaded box trucks to Texas today, Ivy Tech will collect items until September 8, then give to EPD or other agencies who will be sending items to that zone.
“We want our students, faculty and staff to be a part of the efforts to bring these families items they desperately need and may not have access to,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel. “We hope to assist in some small way to help individuals and their children begin to normalize their lives again after such a horrific tragedy that has affected so many.”
Organizing the drive for these items is the Office of Student Life, Human Services Club, and Ivy Tech staff.
Items being collected at Ivy Tech include:
Baby formula Baby food
Baby bottles Diapers
Small books Small children’s games
Flip flops Bug spray
Community donations are welcome. Donation boxes are located at most entrances to the building, located at 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville. Ivy Tech’s building is accessible this Saturday from 8 a.m. to Noon; and then will re-open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Donations will be accepted through noon on September 8.