Flooding victims seek donations to fill needs

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FAIRBANKS - People in communities along the Yukon River devastated by flooding are asking people who want to donate to tailor items to their needs.

It turns out that well-meaning people are sending too many things that residents, frankly, can't use just yet. Eagle resident and school principal Ann Millard says people don't need sofas right now. She says they need cleaning supplies and tools for rebuilding their homes this summer.

Instead of large household items, people are being encouraged to offer money to the American Red Cross, where donors can earmark the funds for flood relief.

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