WKU teams collecting donations for Alabama relief

Herald Staff

The WKU baseball and softball teams will host drop-off locations this Saturday for victims of the tornadoes that devastated Alabama last week, according to a release issued Wednesday by media relations.

A drop-off location will be available Saturday at Nick Denes Field for the Toppers’ noon game against Florida Atlantic, and at the WKU Softball Complex for WKU’s softball doubleheader against Middle Tennessee at 1 and 3 p.m.

Donations will be collected at the front gates of both the baseball and softball games. Those items will be delivered to the American Red Cross of Alabama and distributed to the towns in need.

The list of needed items includes: bottled water/Gatorade, nonperishable food items, new or gently used clothing, shoes, blankets, work gloves, personal hygiene products, shampoo, hair brushes, batteries, flashlights, bug spray, sunscreen, baby food, diapers, baby formula, pet food and school supplies.

A monetary donation bucket will also be available at the games.