(Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
Gary Hill, Teresa Fleeman and Jackie Hill will be collecting items to deliver to the families in the tornado damaged areas.
"People helped us when we suffered damages from a tornado in 1998," Fleeman said. "A lot of people in the area want to donate items and we have the trucks and trailers to deliver."
Gary Hill was serving on the Manila City Council in 1998 and remembers the needs.
Donations will be accepted all day on Friday, Feb. 15, and until noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the former PTS building, 213 North Dewey Street, Manila.
Items needed include blankets, water, baby products (especially baby wipes), tarps, non-perishable foods, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, tooth paste, sanitary pads, tampons, deodorant, toilet paper, chain saw oil or other useful items.
Fleeman said they cannot accommodate furniture items.
Manila Mayor Clifford Veach commended the group for getting the project started.
"It is always good to help when we can," Veach said.