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Sunday’s news is that donations of ordinary clothing are no longer needed, because the response from donors has been outstanding.
What is needed is personal clothing—underwear, disposable diapers (for babies and the elderly) and sanitary napkins. Raincoats and galoshes can be used by rescuers.
Toiletries (soap, toothpaste and shampoo) are top priority, as are candles and matches. Cleaning products for the entire house (floor, walls, tiles) will be essential.
Non-perishable food continues to be high on the list of needed items. Plates, cups and glasses, knives, forks and spoons, are also needed, as is bedding.
When you next go to the supermarket, think about the victims’ empty homes. Some supermarket chains have arranged donation centers serviced by the Red Cross, so if you buy an extra set of candles, or plastic cups, or bleach, or detergent, you can leave the extra at the donations center. Your gift will be appreciated.
If you prefer, you can bring your contributions to Christ Church and the BCS at Rua Real Grandeza 99, Botafogo, call Karen (2226-7332) or Gaynor (2537-6695). Or take them to the Union Church in the Barra—call Carol (3325-8601).