The Lexington Police Department will kick off the annual “Adopt-A-Cop” Fall Festival with a donation drive to help assist South Carolina flood victims.
Chief Terrance Green said the “Fill The MRAP” campaign will accept donations, which will then be loaded into the emergency services team’s Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and dispersed among flood victims in need.
Green said donations that are specifically being asked for are:
▪ Brand new school supplies (paper, pencils, markers, crayons, glue sticks and other school supplies)
▪ Personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, disposable razors, feminine napkins, toilet paper and wet wipes)
“There are so many in need throughout the Midlands and beyond and so much is needed as they rebuild their lives after the devastating floods that affected so many,” Green said.
The “Fill The MRAP” donations can be dropped off at the Lexington Police Department, located at 111 Maiden lane in Lexington, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will also be accepted on the night of the “Adopt-A-Cop” Fall Festival.