Even though Joplin has been the center of many disaster relief efforts in the last two weeks, Kansans aren't forgetting the need for disaster assistance WITHIN the state. Tammy Vopat with Lyon County Emergency Management says the need is still great in the town of Reading.
Vopat says donating money continues to be the best way to help. If you're interested in giving specific items, workers are reporting a shortage of flashlights, batteries, duct tape, storage totes, tarps and bungee cords. Food products such as breakfast cereals, bread, and sandwich condiments are also needed. Those items can be donated at the Reading school between the hours of 10 and 3.