Idaho Falls Humanitarian Center shipping items to Harvey victims


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IDAHO FALLS — Even though it’s been weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston, Texas area humanitarian items are still desperately needed.

Idaho Falls locals have been called on to continue to help with the relief by donating items for hygiene kits that will go to victims in Houston.

“They still need the items we can supply and the hygiene kits and the other items we’re collecting,” humanitarian center assistant director Amy Pancheri said.

The Idaho Falls Area Humanitarian Center has already begun assembling and boxing kits with the help of volunteers.

Volunteers helpiging with the hygiene kit drive. | Courtesy photo, Don Neville

“We had a lot of people come in and donate their time and also donate items,” Pancheri said. “It has taken a lot of people… We want to thank everybody in our area because we’re able to make this happen.”

Workers from the inDorStor and Interwest Moving and Storage came to load the first sets of items into a moving truck Friday.

InterWest Moving and Storage has donated a truck that will be driven to Texas with the kits.

Pancheri said 2,000 kits have been organized valued at $10 each. A hand towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, tissue and a 2-in-1 shampoo-conditioner are placed into a one-gallon sized plastic bag to make the hygiene kit.

The center is still urging east Idahoans to donate items to the relief to fill the truck by October 13.

Volunteers helpiging wity the hygiene kit drive. | Courtesy photo, Don Neville

People can give throughout the week to the Humanitarian cCnter by bringing items to the iNdorStor’s location, Monday Oct. 9 through Friday Oct. 13, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The iNdorStor is holding items for the humanitarian center.

“We want to fill that truck. We would love to let the people know in Texas that the people in Idaho are supporting them and our hearts are with them. We have had generous donations from our community,” Pancheri said.