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Donations Sought for Kentucky Tornado Victims

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte church accepts donations to help people in tornado-ravaged Kentucky. Bethany Lutheran Church is collecting food, blankets, and other things needed by the victims of the recent devastation.


Donations can be taken to La Park, across from the church at 102 G Street. 


Church member Carey Garwood said a couple of semi-trucks have been lined up to haul donated materials from La Porte to the Bluegrass State. In addition, at least six more drivers have volunteered to pull smaller trailers containing supplies.


Garwood said donations can be taken to La Porte from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Sunday, when the trucks are scheduled to leave. Then, another truck will remain on the grounds to accept more donations and go two days later.


Garwood said the need lies mainly with food, blankets, plastic storage totes, tarps, bungee cords, and toys, along with children's undergarments.


“It’s really a great way to help rural Kentucky and glad the folks of La Porte are stepping up to do this,” she said.

Garwood said people could donate money on the Bethany Church website. Cash donations will be used to purchase gift cards for victims and gas and hotel rooms for drivers delivering the assistance.

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