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.
- Personal hygiene
- Coloring books
- 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
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.