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Donate items for Kentucky tornado relief

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Dear St. Francis Xavier Parish family,

With the recent devastation caused by tornados in western Kentucky, we are working with the Diocese of Owensboro’s Catholic Charities office to collect much-needed items for victims in two cities, including Bowling Green, Kentucky, which was among the worst hit and home of their Catholic Campus Center.

Financial donations may be made via the diocesan website, https://owensborodiocese.org/give/, and selecting the Tornado Relief fund. A special collection also will be taken up during Mass in an upcoming weekend (date TBD).

We will collect other donations in a big trailer in our parish parking lot. Parishioners will drive the trailer to Kentucky when it is full.

Below is a list of items requested:

  • Nonperishable food / ready-to-eat meals
  • Water
  • Shelf-stable milk / Powdered milk (no power yet)
  • Diapers
  • Depends undergarments
  • Bleach and cleaning products
  • Laundry soap, bar soap, 
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Washcloths
  • Toilet paper
  • Winter hats & gloves in sealed plastic bags
  • Blankets
  • Coats
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes 

Donation dates and times

Items will be accepted before and after each Mass below.

  • 12/18 5 p.m. Mass
  • 12/19 8 a.m.,10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Masses
  • 12/26  8 a.m.,10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Masses
  • 12/28 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Just look for the big trailer. Thank you for your warm generosity.

Questions or drop-off donations can go to:

Mike & Susan Sweet


Call Mike at 330-618-1307.

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