Vestavia Boy Scouts collecting items for storm victims in Birmingham

Vestavia Hills area Boy Scouts are collecting items for the storm victims around Birmingham all day on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at Scout Square on Highway 31 (where they normally sell Christmas trees – in front of the Post Office and across the street from Publix).

I’ve been up here a few minutes this morning and at this point, I don’t think they need any additional labor. If that changes during the day, I’ll┬ápost an update.

They will take anything that you can think of, but here’s what I’ve seen so far:

  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable food items. (If you are at the store buying canned food, maybe throw in a hand-held can opener.)
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Toilet paper and other toiletries
  • Clothing
  • Blankets and sheets. (I’ve seen a couple of sleeping bags.)
  • Small toys
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

I’ve seen lots of big trash bags of stuff. If you can separate (toiletries separate from food separate from clothes, for instance) and label things (even writing on a trash bag with a Sharpie helps) – that will make the process more efficient.