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Storm relief outreach effort expands to include Hurricane Irma victims

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hoosiers are coming through in a big way to help those affected by hurricanes in Texas and Florida.

As of Thursday night, area Kroger stores had collected more than $155,000 for hurricane victims. The total includes money from central Indiana and Illinois Kroger locations.

Businesses, faith-based and community leaders and all Indianapolis media outlets are working together to gather supplies for victims with the “Hoosiers Helping Houston” initiative. But the effort is about more than Hurricane Harvey—the supplies will also go to help those affected by Hurricane Irma as it bears down on Florida.

Several drop-off locations began accepting donations Thursday, and the donation drive continues through Saturday, Sept. 9. Items will be collected from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Storm victims need the following items:

  • Bottled water
  • Packaged Snacks
  • Juice (non-glass containers)
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers

Those are the only items that will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Kroger at 5350 E. Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, 46237
  • Kroger at 9799 E. 116th St, Fishers, 46037
  • Kroger at 5718 Crawfordsville Rd, Indianapolis, 46224
  • Kroger at 21 E. St. Joseph Street, Indianapolis, 46204

Once the donation drive wraps up, the items will be consolidated and delivered to support hurricane relief efforts in areas affected by Harvey and Irma.

Learn more information at the Hoosiers Helping Houston website.

Here are some other ways you can help storm victims.