The State Street Area Association is collecting donations during the next two weeks for the 28 residents who were displaced from their homes in Stonegate Apartments after a June 25 fire.

Donations will be accepted at the America and Roby Anderson Community Center, 421 McClure Road. Residents can drop off donations 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 4 to 6 p.m. July 11 to 13. Needed items include:

  • Bottled water, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and paper towels
  • Health care items such as bandages, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, antibiotic ointment and hand sanitizer
  • Personal hygiene products such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste, combs/brushes, nail files, clippers, shaving cream, disposable razors and body lotion
  • Cleaning supplies such as laundry soap, fabric softener and laundry baskets/hampers
  • Office supplies such as notebooks, pens/pencils, envelopes and stamps
  • Gift cards to restaurants or department stores

For more information, contact Julie Bilz at 812-371-7459 or; or Wendy Eubanks at 812-375-4814 or

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5712.