Since the May 22 tornado devastated Joplin, many people with ties to the Creve Coeur area have pitched in to help, either with their pocketbooks, or their own two hands.
Now, Westport Crossing, a subdivision just outside Creve Coeur is organizing a supply drive to help continue with the recovery.
Here's how you can help:
- Review the list of needs below and decide what you want to buy. All items must be new.
- You can purchase individual items or put together one of the kits. The organizers of the relief efforts in Joplin have developed kits for people to donate. If you can't afford to fund an entire kit, then get together a group of your friends, co-workers and family members and divide up the purchases. Or just purchase whatever items you can and the residents of Westport Crossing will make up as many kits as they can with what they receive.
- Call Westport Crossing's office at 314-567-4316 to see when someone will be available to receive your items. The office is at: 1750 Schulte Road, just two stop signs north of Villa Dorado. Receiving hours are: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., closed noon-12:30 p.m. Please do not leave your items at the front door; they must be received by a staff member.
The last day to drop off items is Monday, August 15, 3 p.m.
List of Items—All items MUST be new
Single Items Needed
- Laundry detergent
- Disinfectant wipes
- Disinfectant cleaners
- Cleaning supplies in general
- New linens
- Empty, clean paint buckets with lids (if someone can get these donated so we can use them to assemble the kits, that would be great)
- 3 (4) - piece sheet set to include:
o Fitted sheet
o Flat sheet
- 1 Polyester/Acrylic blanket
- 1 (2) pillow(s) as needed to go with sheet set
Kitchen Start-up Kit
(Basic service for four)
- 7-piece cookware set
- 3-piece cooking utensil set
- 12-piece dinnerware (plastic or melamine)
- 12-piece flatware set
- 1 drain board
- 1 colander/strainer
- 1 vegetable peeler
- 1 measure cup
- 2 ice cube trays
- 1 carving/bread knife
- 1 can opener
- 1 set salt and pepper shakers
- 1 kitchen towel
- 2 pot holders
- 1 scrubber
- 1 waste basket
- 1 first aid kit
These cleaning supplies enable survivors to begin the overwhelming job of clean-up.
- 1 5-gallon bucket with re-sealable lid
- Bleach: Two 1-quart or one 82 oz. bottle
- 5 scouring pads
- 7 pack of sponges (assorted sizes)
- 1 scrub brush
- 18 cleaning towels (reusable wipes)
- Liquid laundry detergent: Two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottle
- Household cleaner: One 12-16 oz. bottle
- Disinfectant dishwashing soap: One 16-28 oz. bottle
- Clothes line: Two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
- 50 clothes pins
- 5 dust masks
- 2 pairs of latex or non-latex gloves
- 1 pair of work gloves
- 24-bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45 gallon bags removed from box)
- Insect repellant spray: One 6-14 oz. can (aerosols must have protective caps)
- Air freshener: One 8 or 9 oz. can (aerosols must have protective caps)
These supplies provide an important source for starting up a new household.
- 1 box laundry detergent
- 1 bottle dishwashing detergent
- 1 package toilet paper
- 1 package sponges
- 1 package dishcloths
- 1 container of sink cleanser
- 1 broom with handle
- 1 mop with handle
- 1 utility pail
- 1 dust pan with brush
- 1 wastepaper basket
- 1 pair cleaning gloves