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Fayette Sheriff's office collecting critical items for tornado victims

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Those looking to donate toys, coats, or other supplies to Western Kentucky tornado victims can do so through the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. WUKY’s Arlo Barnette reports.

On Sunday, they began collecting critical items to be distributed to affected communities, such as paper towels, flashlights, batteries, bottled water, Gatorade, and non-perishable and individually packaged food.

Sheriff Kathy Witt says her office is coordinating multiple drives… the annual coat drive ends Wednesday. She says they’ve received over 750 gently used coats in under 30 days and they’ll take several hundreds of them to people in Western Kentucky.

The sheriff’s office has also been designated the Lexington drop off location for the Western Kentucky Toy Drive, led by First Lady Britainy Beshear. New and unwrapped toys, books, and electronics for infants through teens are being sought, along with $25 Visa and Mastercard gift cards.

Sheriff Witt says aside from the gift cards, they aren’t collecting financial contributions.

Items can be brought to the lobby of the Fayette District Court, curbside drop offs can be brought to the Sheriff’s designated parking spaces from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Tuesday through Friday, and citizens can request a pickup or schedule a drop off by calling the Sheriff’s Office at (859) 252-1771.
The collection runs through Sunday.