First Christian, Businesses Helping Louisville

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Meridian, Miss. First Christian Church in Meridian is collecting items to help victims of the Louisville tornado.

The church is focusing on things that you may not think about such as coolers, hygiene products, household items, and baby items such as formula and diapers. Local businesses are partnering with the church to help gather these donations.

"These people are incredibly thankful, when you go through and pass out items," said Bill Woods. "And I hope that as many people that can has an opportunity to play their part."

You may drop off items at Rick Justice Honda on Front Street Extension, Bee Hive in Marion, or at the church, 2310 13th Street.

Drury Inn is also partnering with the church but is not a collection site.

First Christian Church is also accepting monetary donations, 100 percent of which will go to help storm victims.

Here's a list of targeted items that are needed:

Coolers, any size, new or used
Baby formula
Trash bags
Paper towels
Bath Clothes
Baby food
Toilet tissue
Personal cleansing wipes
Cleaning handy-wipes