Southborough CERT/MRC assists tornado relief effort

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Southborough – The Southborough CERT/MRC, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is accepting monetary donations and goods of all kinds toward the tornado relief effort. All donations will be distributed directly to the victims affected by the June 1 storms in the western and central parts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Donated goods may be dropped off at the Southborough Fire Department, 21 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through July 8. Items may also be dropped off July 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Checks and money orders (no cash, please) should be made payable to CERT & MRC of Southborough, Inc. and addressed to P.O. Box 685, Southborough, MA 01772.

Many items are needed, including calamine lotion, insect repellant/sun screen, flashlights and batteries, toiletries, towels, bedding, bottled water, lamps, appliances, cleaning supplies, kitchen utensils, baby items, cleaning supplies, chains saws and parts, shade canopies and tarps, and more. Visit http://www.southboroughtown.com/Special_Updates/Tornado%20Relief%20Effort%20Flyer.pdf for a full list. Also, an updated needs will list be posted at the back entrance of the Fire Department. At this time, clothing is not being collected and no food other than water will be accepted.