Clothing Pickup For Flood Victims Set

by Gabe Bullard on December 3, 2009

DonationsThe Salvation Army and Louisville Metro Government will distribute clothing to victims of the August 4th flood next week.

After the flood, four drop-off sites were set up downtown. About 50 boxes of clothes were collected, and flood victims can pick up the clothes on December 12th.

Major Keath Biggers with the Salvation Army says he’s not expecting any fraud at the event, but anyone picking up clothes will have their address compared to a list of flooded areas.

“We’re not going to be able to do extensive casework to determine whether they were actually affected or not,” he says. We’re just going to take by faith that they were affected, and otherwise I don’t know if they would come out if they really were not in need of the clothing items.”

Metro Council President David Tandy says limits on how many items can be taken will be determined on a case by case basis.

“The guidelines in terms of how much a particular individual family or individual will be able to receive will be determined by the Salvation Army’s guidelines in terms of how assistance is given,” he says.

The pickup will be held at the Salvation Army headquarters from 11 AM to 3 PM.

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