Local Readers: Donations for Tornado Victims Drop Off Points

by Clippin' with Carie on April 26, 2011. This post may contain affiliate links.Affiliate Link

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As most of you have either experienced or heard, the St Louis area was hit by devastating tornados last Friday! There are many local residents that need our help!!

Since we couponers, tend to be very frugal, yet very generous, I thought I would put this out there for any of you that would like to make donations!

Here’s a list of items that are needed:

Cleaning Supplies
Underwear (both men’s and womens)
Personal Care Items

Where can you take your items???

Maryland Heights Community Center
11911 Dorsett Road
Phone: (314)291-6550

Zion Luthern Church
12075 Dorsett Road
Phone: (314) 739-6121

Schmittel’s Nursery
3406 Creve Couer Mill Road
(314) 469-8900

St Charles County Area…
I will be placing totes at Starbucks (O Fallon – Hwy K & Laura Hill location) later this afternoon (totes are there now) for collection of items and I will personally drop them off on Thrusday (4/28) at the Maryland Heights Community Center!

If you know of other locations accepting donations for the tornado victims, please let me know and I will add them to the list!

Any help I’m sure is greatly appreciated by those affected by the devastating tornados!!

Also, at the Starbucks (Hwy K & Laura Hill – O Fallon location) we are collecting bar soap for a missions trip to Honduras!  So if you have a few bars lying around in your stockpile, feel free to drop them by Starbucks (through May 20th)

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1 Amy K. April 26, 2011 at 11:02 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you! My grandma’s house was one of the homes demolished
in Bridgeton. She wasn’t home at the time, for which we are grateful. We have
LOTS of family in town, so we are picking up the pieces together (literally). I can’t tell you how much it means to see this post today. Thank you for thinking of others 🙂


2 Jen W April 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

glad to hear your grandma is ok. sending thoughts and prayers to your family.


3 Gloria April 26, 2011 at 11:08 am

Thank you so much, Carie! I’ll bring some stuff for your tote box Wednesday when I’m in O’Fallon.


4 Lindsey April 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

My brother in laws house was also destroyed. He was lucky, and was able to salvage and recover many of his possessions, but I keep thinking about those who cannot or don’t have the resources to move forward. Thanks for posting this.


5 Jen W April 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

sending thoughts and prayers to your family.


6 Anne April 26, 2011 at 11:16 am

I will see what I can do. We have a family on the Moms Like Me board that has lost her roof and is in need of supplies and children/baby (she is pregnant) items. As well as maternity.


7 Jen W April 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm

do you know what sizes of maternity clothes?


8 Anne April 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Medium. The lady is 19 weeks along. Here is a link to the thread with more info.



9 Anne April 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

They also need dog supplies.


10 Heather April 26, 2011 at 11:21 am

Thanks for posting, I’ve been getting some items together. Do you know if there are specific times for drop offs?


11 Katie B April 26, 2011 at 11:27 am

Anyone know of any areas in North County? We’re not too far from the airport and while our area is completely fine, we are only a couple of miles from some places with serious damage.


12 Amiablejak April 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Ferguson is sending people to the MH Community Center – I’m guessing Berkley is too. It could take a week or two to figure out what people will need once they land on their feet.


13 Kristin April 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

As of last night, the Maryland Heights Center was not taking any more donations when I called. They said that you may want to check in on Wednesday to see where they stand. The Zion Lutheran Church is still collecting. Thank you to all of you for supporting Maryland Heights and Bridgeton. What a wonderful commmunity!


14 Clippin' with Carie April 26, 2011 at 11:38 am

I spoke with the Maryland Heights Community center before I posted and she said that they had more people there last night than they have had since the storms hit! She is the one that gave me the list of what they need, so I guess they are accepting donations again.


15 Beth April 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

So glad to see couponers doing this for other people! What a great way to use the deals that you’ve gotten to help other people!


16 Frugalouis April 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Great idea, Carie! =)


17 Anne April 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Don’t forget the animals! Pet food, bedding, supplies.


18 stacy April 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Airport Elementary is collecting. They are asking for the items to be dropped off by noon on Friday, and the Ferguson-Florissant Caring Community Event will be from 9am-Noon on Saturday. I have a list of items they are looking for and will be happy to email it if you or anyone else is interested.

At least it’s another drop off location if needed. 🙂


19 Staci April 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Is the list too long to post here? Ferguson/Florissant would be a closer drop for me as well. Also wondering if all items need to be new or if used are acceptable as well.



20 stacy April 26, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Here’s the list that I received today:

*New/gently used clothing, shoes, blankets, bedding and towels. (Please make sure any gently used items are clean and/or laundered.)

**New underwear, socks and bras

**Toiletries: shampoo, soap, deodorant, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, combs, brushes and picks

**Suitcases and Rubbermaid storage containers

**Non-perishable food items

**Gift cards to Walmart of Shop ‘n Save

“Or if you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable ot the Ferguson-Florissant School District and forward them to ***** (I have her name and will email it upon request) 1005 Waterford Drive, Florissant, MO 63033.

“We appreciae your donations with families who attend the Ferguson-Florissant Caring Community Event that is planned from 9am to noon on Saturday, April 30 at Airport Elementary School.”

Hope this helps.:)


21 Staci April 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Thank you! Great! I can definitely pull some things together from that list. =)


22 Stacy H April 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Happy to help!! The flyer that came home is now on the Ferguson-Florissant School Distrcit Web Site:

Try http://fergflor.org/fergflor/lib/fergflor/Donation_%20Flyer_42911.pdf

If that doesn’t work, then http://www.fergflor.org.

The event is called Caring Community event.

Thank YOU for your help! 🙂


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