Cullman Elks Lodge collecting donations for Kentucky disaster relief

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CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Elks Lodge is currently accepting donations of items, as well as monetary donations for their disaster relief fund directed towards the tornado victims in Kentucky.  R.E. Garrison Trucking has already donated an 18-wheeler and driver to transport the donated items.  The lodge is collecting donations Dec. 14-16 with the 18-wheeler departing on Friday for Benton, Kentucky.

Collection times are from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the lodge located on Brantley Ave below the Bill Smith Buick GMC dealership.  Items needed include water, both bottled and in gallons, non-perishable food items, blankets, pillows, pillowcases, baby food, baby formula, diapers, toiletry items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene items, adult diapers, first aid items including pain and fever reducers, cleaning supplies such as Clorox, garbage bags, pet food, etc.  Monetary donations can also be donated online at (Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund) or can be dropped off at the Elks Lodge.  Clothes are not requested at this time.  For more information contact Disaster Relief Coordinator Gwen Parker, at 256-347-1545 or