Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Overload forces halt to clothing donations



The Associated Press

PORT CLINTON, Ohio - Inundated with donations, the Salvation Army has stopped collecting clothes for tornado victims but says food and personal care items still are needed.

Mountains of clothing, furniture and canned goods have surprised officials who are trying to figure out where to store everything.

Salvation Army Area Director Stephanie Lowe said "People have been very generous, not only with their donations but with their time."

Mounds of clothes were stacked where produce once was displayed in a former Kroger store that is being used as the donation center.

Ms. Lowe asked people to stop donating clothes because the Salvation Army already has more than the storm victims need.



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