Some people in the Glade Spring community, which was hardest hit by the 4/28/11 tornado, are still living in shelters or in friends' houses. Shelters are asking for help to restock supplies like canned food and toiletries.
I'm not sure how many people in Gate City agree with me that the collections that always follow any large-scale burden on emergency shelters are sort of fun...if you have an extra $20 or $50. All you have to do is go to the store thinking "What would I buy if my house had been affected?"
Clorox. Tilex. Tilex is basically a pre-mixed bleach solution that comes in a nifty little spray bottle, so after using up the contents of the bottle people can mix their own bleach solution for refills.
What are the essentials in your bathroom? We're demographically similar to Glade Spring, so our lists of essentials will probably work for their emergency shelter. Toilet paper. Paper towels. Soap. Diapers (or Depends). Shaving kits. Kotex. Rubbing alcohol. Baby oil.
Add your favorite (or least un-favorite) canned fruit, vegetables, cereals and so on, and the next question is where to unload your contribution. For Scott County, Virginia, donations to Glade Spring shelters have been collected by the Weber City police department. Phone questions/messages can be left for Chief Lane at 276-386-1369.