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Canandaigua Kiwanis urges donations to Kentucky tornado relief effort

In the wake of the horrific tornadoes that devastated and destroyed many towns and communities in Kentucky in early December, Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua is set to help by launching an initiative to collect relief items for those affected in Kentucky.

“Our hearts are heavy as thousands of Kentuckians grapple with major damage, destruction, and loss,” said Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua President Elisha Everson. “Our Kiwanis District Governor Jim Mancuso, is calling on local Kiwanis Clubs to help with the Kentucky Disaster Relief, and we’re happy to do what we can!”

Items such as canned food, dry goods, shaving supplies, diapers, soap bars, deodorant, bottles of water, paper products, cleaning supplies, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, flashlights/batteries, underwear and socks, gift cards and monetary donations will all be accepted through Tuesday, January 4. Drop-off locations include the Canandaigua National Bank & Trust main branch at 72 S Main St, Canandaigua and the Canandaigua-Lakeshore Bank Office at 709 South Main Street, Canandaigua. Donations will also be accepted at SimcoHR at 2531 Rochester Road, Canandaigua.

Past Kiwanis Governor Joe Ruggiero and other Kiwanis friends will drive the items to those in need in Kentucky. Our Kiwanis K-Kids, Aktion and Builders club members will also assemble disaster bags for the drive.

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“As their devastation turns to grief, and that grief turns to rebuilding, Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua will do our part to help,” said Everson.

For more information, email Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua at [email protected].