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Cary fire stations to collect items for Hurricane Matthew victims

Posted October 14

Cary fire stations will be collecting donations this Saturday during its already scheduled open houses.

All nine of Cary's fire stations will host open houses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. Visitors can meet up with firefighters, tour the fire station, see firefighting and rescue equipment and learn fire safety tips.

Children can pick up free plastic fire hats, stickers, coloring books, pencils, temporary tattoos, and fire safety fact sheets. Kids love this opportunity to see what happens in a fire station up close and personal.

As part of the events, stations will be collecting personal hygiene and cleaning supplies to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Lots of people are hurting here in North Carolina.

Here are the items that they are accepting on Saturday:

• Hand sanitizer
• Body soap
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Razors
• Toilet paper
• Shaving cream
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Diapers
• Baby wipes
• Feminine products
• Disinfection wipes
• Paper towels
• Rubber gloves
• Large trash bags
• Scrub brushes/sponges

If you can't bring donations on Saturday, you also can drop them off on Sunday at any fire station. On Monday, all donated goods will be delivered to the NC Baptist Men’s Regional Distribution Center in Red Springs, located just outside of Lumberton, according to a Cary press release. The town recommends directing monetary donations to N.C. Disaster Relief.

Cary's website has more information about the open houses and locations for all of the fire departments.

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