Homeless shelters seeking donations

Two local agencies serving Clark County’s homeless population are asking for the public’s help to continue their mission.

Tuesday, the Clark County Homeless Coalition announced a summer collection drive, asking for donations of much-needed items at the shelter, located at 19 Wainscott Ave. The Coalition is asking for laundry detergent, disinfectant cleaner, dryer sheets, paper towels, kitchen trash bangs, toilet paper, coffee, Clorox wipes, twin or queen blankets, sugar, rice, coffee, pillows, dishwater detergent, men’s socks, canned meat and canned soups.

The CCHC offers transitional housing for men, women and families at Wainscott Hall and offers case management and other services to all homeless individuals in the area.

The items can be dropped off at the CCHC office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additionally, the Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter posted to Facebook Wednesday morning that the shelter is nearly out of some food items. According to the post, the shelter is in need of milk, sugar, coffee, coffee creamer, white bread, juice, tea bags, eggs, butter and hamburger buns.

The Beacon of Hope is a 24-7 emergency shelter serving men, women and children from Clark and surrounding counties. Residents receive meals throughout the day and other support services. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter, located at 850 Bypass Road.