KSP collecting donations for storm survivors

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police posts across the commonwealth are accepting donations of nonperishable food and cleaning supplies for storm victims.

A news release from KSP headquarters in Frankfort stated citizens needed drop-off locations where they feel comfortable leaving donations. Using the KSP posts as distribution centers will also limit the number of people traveling into devastated areas of the state and give first responders better access to people in need.

Collection began Tuesday at all KSP posts and will continue through the weekend.

The agency says only food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, bedding and the like should be brought to police posts.

Monetary donations should be made to service organizations, such as the Red Cross.

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