Thursday December 3, 2009
For Immediate Release:
Office of the President
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
Workers in four downtown Louisville office buildings in a matter of a few weeks have collected more than 40 boxes of clothing to help the victims of the August 4th flooding who are in the process of rebuilding their lives.
The clothing drive is being coordinated by Metro Council President David Tandy (D-4) and the Salvation Army.
“Following the devastating floods affecting many neighborhoods in Louisville, particularly the western and southern parts of our community, I remain amazed and appreciative of the generosity those not affected by the flooding have shown for many who lost everything,” says Tandy
In early November, workers in the AEGON, Meidinger, National City, and 5/3 Bank towers participated in the drive. The Salvation Army (SVA) picked up clothes at close of business on Friday November 6th.
“We are happy to partner with Metro Government endeavor to help those who lost everything due to the flooding,” said Major Keath Biggers of the Salvation Army. “I want to thank the employees who collected these clothes; they like other at this time of year are helping people in need. I also want to thank the employees who donated these clothes. Their generosity is what makes our community special.”
Donated items will be distributed on Saturday, December 12th at the Army’s 1010 Beecher Street location between 11:00am and 3:00pm.
“This clothing project continues the rich tradition of helping those in need as everyone was encouraged to reach into their closets and bring gently worn warm coats and other clothing which the Salvation Army has graciously agreed to distribute in affected flood zones,” says Tandy.
For more information about the clothing drive for flash flood victims, contact President Tandy’s office at 574-1104 or the Salvation Army in at 583-5391.
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