Lexington, SC (October 18, 2016) – While the community of the Town of Nichols, South Carolina is still experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew, throughout the state the law enforcement community is stepping up to assist with donation events to assist those in need.
Beginning on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, the Lexington Police Department will conduct three “Fill The MRAP” donation events at Target, Lowes, and Walmart. Each donation event will begin at 12:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.
The location schedule of these “Fill The MRAP” events will be as follows:
October 18, 2016 – Target – 5119 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC
October 19, 2016 – Walmart – 5556 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC
October 20, 2016 – Lowes – 5412 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC
Officers and Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) will be at each event and are requesting donations of the following items:
– Heavy Duty Face Masks – Thick Work Gloves
– Gatorade – Bottled Water
– Gift Cards – Walmart/Home Depot/Lowes/Visa – Cleaning Supplies
– Laundry Detergent – Rags/Old Towels
– Trash Bags/Grocery Bags – Tissue Paper
– Moving Boxes – Plastic Storage Bins
– Unworn Socks/Underwear/Undershirts – Cereal Bars
– Pillows – Work Goggles
– 36 Inch Crowbars – Heavyweight Hammers
– Diapers – Baby Wipes
– Mops – Buckets
– Brooms – Paper Towels
– Personal Hygiene Items – First Aid Items
– Hand Sanitizer
On Friday, October 21st, 2016, all items donated will be taken to the Town of Nichols Police Department Mobile Command Center to be disbursed to those in need within that community.
Chief Terrence Green said “Few places in South Carolina were as devastated by Hurricane Matthew than the Town of Nichols. This is a community that is still flooded throughout town and the lives of these residents will never be the same. Many in this town are elderly and nearly all do not have any type of flood insurance to cover their losses.
Over the years I have seen the generosity of the Town of Lexington community over and over and we look forward to taking a significant donation to Town of Nichols later this week to help those in need. Thank you in advance for anything that you can do to help.”
Donations can also be dropped off during business hours at the Lexington Police Department located at 111 Maiden Lane in Lexington, South Carolina or to schedule a pickup please contact Corporal Cameron Mortenson at 803-358-1504 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Event Update- October 20, 2016 10:15am:
The Lexington Police Department will be wrapping up donations for Hurricane Matthew “Fill The MRAP” for the Nichols, South Carolina today from noon until 8:00 at Lowes in Lexington.
The response so far has been excellent from the Town of Lexington community and we’ve already filled the MRAP several times over.
Today’s focus will be on the needed tools that really haven’t been available for purchase at Target and Walmart. Hammers, crowbars, shovels, work gloves, and other items will be needed to do a lot of the work in getting homes ready to move back into.
All donations will be taken to Nichols, South Carolina tomorrow. Agencies throughout the state will be meeting in Mullins, South Carolina tomorrow and then traveling together to Nichols.