A "Monett Loves Joplin" relief effort is now underway. Local residents are encouraged to drop off a tote bag full of hygiene items and label it for a baby, girl, boy, woman or man.
A cloth tote bag or shoe bag can be filled with any of the following items: washcloth; toothbrush; toothpaste; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; new underwear, bra or flip flops; bar of soap; hand sanitizer; deodorant; contact solution or eye drops; wet wipes; comb or brush; razor; hair ties; feminine hygiene products; blanket; Band-aids; rubbing alcohol; peroxide; or items for children under 2 such as wet wipes, diapers and formula.
The hygiene kits can be dropped off at the following locations: the Monett Fundamental Methodist Church at 810 13th St.; Mocha Jo's at 404 E. Broadway; the First Presbyterian Church at 700 Sycamore; or Ozark Christian Church at 7916 Farm Road 2057 in Purdy.
The drive will continue for two to three weeks. If no one is there, leave under the awnings.
For more information or questions call 417-669-7009 or 417-669-7550.