CERT Volunteers Needed This Week–Assist with Donations for Firefighters

We need 4 CERT volunteers today, Wednesday, Nov.16, Thursday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 18, from 1:00 to 6:00 at the Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd SW, Lenoir, NC.

We will be accepting and inventorying donations being made to firefighters who are working to suppress wildfires in Burke County. There will be a truck in the parking lot to load the donations. We will have people there who can do any necessary lifting.

Please let me know immediately if you can work any of the 3 shifts, or even a partial shift. You can email me at caldwellcountyCERT@gmail.com or call me/text my cell phone, 828- 729- 5223. Your help will be appreciated.

This is the list of items being solicited.

“Due to the overwhelming community support our County staff and firefighting personnel have received, we ask that donations be limited to ONLY the following items at this time:”

  • beef jerky
  • wool caps/toboggans
  • bandanas
  • energy bars
  • bottled water (16 oz.)
  • Gatorade (12 or 16 oz.)
  • socks
  • travel size hand wipes
  • travel size hand lotion
  • travel size Gold Bond foot powder
  • handwarmer gloves

Shirley Kanode, CERT Volunteer

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