WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Russell County EMS posted on Facebook Saturday asking for donations for those in the area that were affected by the wildfires that spread across the state Wednesday, Dec. 15.
They posted that they were made aware of specific needs for those affected and that they would be accepting all donations at the 4-H building in Russell, Kan., 702 Fairview Drive.
On Monday, Dec. 21, they updated that the families affected no longer need donations of sweet feed, mineral blocks and salt blocks, cracked corn and senior horse feed.
According to the Russell County EMS, the families impacted still need hay bales, feed bales and supplies for fencing.
According to Russell County EMS, the families that were affected previously needed the following:
- Clothes racks (to hang clothes from)
- Feed for animals incluing but not limited to crached corn, all stock sweet feed, etc.
- Fencing supplies (barbed wire, electric wire, t-posts, etc.)
- First aid supplies
- Non-drowsy allergy medication
- Phone chargers
- Portable extended batteries
- Winter hats and gloves
Russell County EMS also shared that they do not need any more donations of clothes, food or water.
On Sunday, the Russell County EMS Facebook page made another request, which has since been filled.
If you would like to volunteer, or are in need of volunteers yourself, you can contact Marcia at (785)844-5746 or Ashley at (785) 445-9007.
According to the Facebook post, monetary donations are also being accepted. You can donate any amount of money at SouthWind Bank, managed by the Paradise United Methodist Church.