Welcome to the official site for Lawrence County Ohio Emergency Management Agency

 

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The American Red Cross provides Comfort Kits to victims of both small and large disasters. The American Red Cross responds 24-hours a day to provide assistance to families who have just lost everything they own due to a house fire, flood or other disaster. Families suffering from these disasters need OUR HELP to begin their road to recovery. One of the very first items the American Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer gives to a disaster victim is a Comfort Kit.

 

So How Can You Help?

Your group or organization can assemble these kits and donate them to the American Red Cross. Purchase and package the following items in a one-gallon zip lock plastic bag. Travel size items work great!
- Twin blade razor
- Shave gel
- Toothbrush
- Travel size toothpaste
- Travel size body wash
- Travel size hand lotion
- Travel or full size shampoo
- Travel or full size deodorant
- Facial Tissues
- Washcloth
- Comb
- Small bath towels can also be added in a separate bag

Comfort Kits can be labeled for MAN, WOMAN, BOY, or GIRL with the contents adjusted for the individual such as more feminine products for women or leave out razors and shave gel for children.

Your group or organization can also collect toys for children including small stuffed animals, action figures, balls, toy cars, coloring books and crayons. These should be new in the original packaging if possible and be small enough to be easily packed by a child. And, don't forget teen-aged children who might appreciate books, puzzles, etc

Comfort Kits can be labeled for MAN, WOMAN, BOY, or GIRL with the contents adjusted for the individual such as more feminine products for women or leave out razors and shave gel for children.

Your group or organization can also collect toys for children including small stuffed animals, action figures, balls, toy cars, coloring books and crayons. These should be new in the original packaging if possible and be small enough to be easily packed by a child. And, don't forget teen-aged children who might appreciate books, puzzles, etc

 

Contact Your Local Red Cross Office 

For Lawrence County, OH, the number is 740-354-3293 in Portsmouth, OH. Services for all of Lawrence County, Oh are provided through the Portsmouth American red cross office

 

 

 

 

Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency

515 Park Avenue

Ironton, OH 45638