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Locals helping tornado victims

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

Sauk Valley residents are helping tornado victims in Washington, Ill.

A trailer at Razor Wireless, 955 N. Galena Ave., in Dixon, will accept donated items for victims for the next couple of days.

Dixon’s Jefferson Elementary School has joined with Reagan Middle School to collect donations for victims. Items can be taken to those schools.

Needed items include non-perishable food items, gift cards, fruit, bags of chips, snacks for sack lunches, sandwich bags, bottled water, Rubbermaid totes, cardboard boxes, toys, large garbage bags, deodorant, combs, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, shaving cream, body wash (no soap at this time), work gloves, buckets, sponges, cleaning rags, dish soap, mops, towels, baby formula, infant care items, diapers, bedding, flashlights, batteries (C, D and AAA), manual can openers, aspirin, brown lunch bags, Sharpies, school supplies, dog and cat food, disposable coffee cups with lids, duct tape, packing tape to seal boxes, tarps, scissors, toilet paper, paper towels, and yellow caution safety vests for workers.

Checks to help the victims can be made payable to Washington Community Bank, 1895 Washington Road, Washington, IL 61571.

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