Rogue Valley residents helping Louisiana flood victims

Medford, Ore. — A Rogue Valley resident is collecting donations to help those in Louisiana who lost their homes to flooding.

Derek Cole works for the photography company, Lifetouch, which has offices all over the country. He learned this week that some of the company’s workers in Louisiana were among the flooding victims.

“I got a text from a friend there that said ‘this is our Hurricane Katrina, it’s a catastrophe,'” Cole says, “‘and I said, what can I do to help?'”

Cole immediately began collecting donations of personal hygiene items and toiletries as well as coloring books for kids. He’ll be sending them off Wednesday afternoon. If you’d like to help you can drop off donations at the Lifetouch office on Roberts Road from 8am until 3pm Wednesday.

Needed items:

  • Personal hygiene
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Socks
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Games for kids
  • Ladies size small shirts
  • Ladies size 3/5 pants
  • Ladies 7.5 shoes
  • Men’s size 30/30 pants
  • Men’s large shirts
  • Men’s 10.5 shoes

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