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Local auto dealer helps in flood relief efforts

(WSIL) — One local business is doing its part in the flood fight.

Ward Chrysler Center Carbondale and Ward Chevrolet Metropolis is collecting donations to help those impacted by recent flooding. You can attend the Neighbors Helping Neighbors event from July 11 to July 19, at either location.

They’re collecting items like bottled water, food, and cleaning supplies. Every person who donates can enter a drawing to get a free tank of gas.

Both locations are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Below is a list of items needed:

  • Bottled water
  • Gatorade
  • Flavored drink packets
  • Juice
  • Coffee
  • Creamer 
  • Spaghetti noodles and sauce
  • Can soups
  • Canned chicken
  • Vienna sausages
  • Potted meat
  • Spam
  • Mac and cheese
  • Beans
  • Bread
  • Crackers and snack crackers
  • Chips
  • Canned vegetables
  • Apple sauce cups
  • Spaghetti Os
  • Canned ravioli 
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Pudding cups
  • Potatoes
  • Instant potatoes
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Pop Tarts
  • Snack cakes
  • Chips
  • Cereal
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Small bottles of cooking oil
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic ware
  • Bug spray
  • Bleach wipes
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth brushes
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Bath soap
  • Dish soap
  • Rubber gloves
  • Trash bags
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