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Hurricane Matthew collections

The following are collecting items to bring to parts of North Carolina devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

Morrisville collects cleaning supplies

Morrisville is collecting cleaning supplies through Nov. 6 at Fire Stations 1, at 200 Town Hall Drive, and Fire Station 2, at 10632 Chapel Hill Road. Items can be dropped off at any time.

Residents are encouraged to assemble the following for cleaning supply kits, but all supplies are welcome, said the town. For a complete list, go to

▪ 5-gallon bucket with re-sealable lid: Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned. Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner. Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.

▪ Liquid laundry detergent: two 25-oz. or one 50-oz. bottle(s) only

▪ Liquid household cleaner: 12-16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray cleaners)

▪ Dish soap: 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand

▪ 1 can air freshener: aerosol or pump

▪ 1 insect-repellent spray: 6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

▪ 1 scrub brush: plastic or wooden handle

▪ 18 cleaning wipes: disposable or reusable wipes, no terry cleaning towels

▪ 7 sponges: no cellulose sponges, remove from wrapper

▪ 5 scouring pads: remove from wrapper, no stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads, (nothing with soap built in)

▪ 50 clothespins

▪ Clothesline: two 50-ft. or one 100-ft., cotton or plastic

▪ 24-roll heavy-duty trash bags, 33-45 gallon sizes, remove from the box

▪ 5 dust masks

▪ 2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves, should be durable enough for multiple uses, remove from packaging

▪ 1 pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather

Assembling directions: Place all liquid items in the bucket first. Place remaining items in the bucket fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.

Important notes: All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid. All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please. If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including larger sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing. If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.

Dorcas Ministries collects food, supplies

Dorcas Ministries is teaming with the Cary Area Ministerial Alliance and the Heart of Cary Association to accept donations for residents of Robeson County in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

Donations will be accepted Friday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 27.

The following items are accepted: toilet paper, sleeping cots, diapers, cleaning supplies, bottled water, clean blankets, sanitary napkins, baby food, money, nonperishable food items, Ensure or Boost and wipes.

Donations can be dropped off at the Dorcas Truck in the front lot of Dorcas Ministries, 187 High House Road, Cary. They will be accepted Monday to Friday, a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 919-469-9861, ext. 0 for more information.

Volunteers are needed to help load the truck. The shifts require heavy lifting. Volunteers must be 14 or older. Contact Ellen Frazier at 919-469-9861, ext. 101 or email

Apex collects baby, cleaning supplies

Baby supplies and cleaning supplies will be collected by members of the Apex Modern Woodmen of America starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 23. Personal care items also are needed.

Donations can be brought to Costco, 1021 Pine Plaza Drive; Apex Town Hall, 73 Hunter St.; Apex Fire Station #2, 3045 New Hill Holleman Road; and Apex Fire Station #4, 1615 E. Williams St.

For information, contact Wesley Moyer at 919-244-4480 or

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