LANCASTER – The Fraternal Order of Police, Lancaster County – Red Rose Lodge 16, in conjunction with a number of businesses and others are coordinating an effort to collect items to deliver to first responders and citizens who are in immediate need in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida due to effects of Hurricane Ian. A collection site will be held at the former Sears Auto Center located in the parking lot of the Park City Center tomorrow and Sunday, October 15th and 16th, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Food and cleaning supply items are both in need. A list of items include:
Bottled water, canned or non-perishable foods, coffee, sugar, non-dairy/powdered creamer, juices, Gatorade & Powerade, personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste and tooth brushes. Other items include pet food, kitty litter, batteries, blankets, clothing, paper plates and cups, trash bags, large tarps, plastic storage bins, bug spray, sunscreen, baby wipes, and diapers.
Volunteers will be on site to off load donations from those who are able to contribute. Donors will be directed around the area in a drive-through fashion where volunteers will collect the donated items.