Tornado Recovery Information – Donations Needed

KIRKLAND – The Kirkland Fire Department has been and will continue to be the drop off center for ALL donations for the folks effected by Thursday’s tornado. Due to the overwhelming response of donated items, the Fire Department is now limiting the drop off times for donations from 8:00am to 5:00pm until further notice.

Items Needed:

27 gallon totes; gift cards; work Gloves; flashlights; heavy duty garbage bags; shrink wrap; tarps; masks;safety goggles; packing and duct tape;tape wrap;shrink wrap; first aid kits (in gallon ziploc bags if possible); Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve; hand sanitizer; toiletries; sunscreen; lip balm; aloe vera gel; burn cream; skin care cream; batteries (AA,D), plastic silverware, no cook prepak meals, granola bars, snack pack of crackers, pre-made pudding snacks, and can openers.

They no longer need any further donations of blankets, towels, wash cloths, clothes, paper products or water. Any pets previously found by first responders have been sent to the local animal control.

Monetary Donations

An Official Go Fund Me account has been established at Alpine Bank in Kirkland for anyone looking to make monetary donations. Please click the link above to donate to the Relief Fund. Alpine Bank has graciously offered to absorb all the administrative costs associated with the fund so that all the monies collected will be distributed to the families.

Alpine Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Kirkland Food Pantry to help serve the victims of Thursday’s tornado in Fairdale. Between now, and Friday April 17 – please help us fill several boxes for these families. Boxes will be located at Alpine Bank Branches at E. State, Belvidere Downtown, Highcrest, and Kirkland. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

For more information, please visit the Village of Kirkland website by clicking HERE.