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UA Gymnastics HC Dana Duckworth, ReadBAMARead and Two Men and a Truck Collecting for LA Flood Victims Featured

As part of the ongoing relief efforts surrounding the flooding in Louisiana, Alabama gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth, ReadBAMARead and Two Men and a Truck are combining for a donation drive on from through Wednesday, Aug. 31.

“ReadBAMARead was born from the need to lend a helping hand after a natural disaster,” Duckworth said. “And while our primary focus is on childhood literacy, we are always ready to lend a helping hand where it is needed. We are grateful to Two Men and a Truck and everyone who is able to lend a hand to our neighbors.”

The drive is being held in the parking lot of the Northport Winn Dixie on Highway 82 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Wednesday. As part of the next round of relief aid, Duckworth and company are looking for kitchen items, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, toiletries and linens as well as clear storage bins and toys for the children affected by the floods.  

Collections over the weekend were taken, and the turnout was great, according to Dana Duckworth.

“What we found after the April 2011 tornadoes, is that after the initial round of aid comes through, the needs of those affected change as they move into the recovery and rebuilding stage,” Duckworth said. “We’re trying to meet those needs with this drive.”

Duckworth and other volunteers were on site Saturday, Aug. 27 from 7:30-11 a.m. - and the response over the weekend was impressive.

Here is a list of items needed:

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