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City of Birmingham to collect items for Oklahoma relief

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

Birmingham is taking up a collection, to reach out To Moore, Oklahoma.

Mayor William Bell says, "Our thoughts and prayers are with those involved in the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. Our people are the most generous in the nation and the City will be working with the Christian Service Mission to collect items to send out. So many people reached out to Birmingham during our tornado devastation and we want to be sure to pay that help forward to those who need it."

Collection volunteers will be on-site Thursday, Friday of this week and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day in front of Boutwell Auditorium.

On Saturday, the City will collect from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Items needed in Oklahoma include: work gloves, vinyl gloves, examination gloves, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, cooling cloths, hats, baseball caps, safety glasses, masks, trash bags - large heavy duty, tarps, rope - nylon and synthetic, tent pegs, air mattresses, blow up beds, paper towels, toilet paper, work boots, band aids, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, lip balm, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide,  and baby wipes.

For more information on how you can help, call 254-2823.

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