It’s no secret that recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have produced unprecedented havoc across the Southeastern United States. But in their wake, they have also united the nation, igniting a spirit of giving. While the rain has stopped, the rebuilding in Texas, Florida, and surrounding areas has only just begun. If you have not had a chance to donate to the communities in the areas affected by these two hurricanes, you still have an opportunity to make a difference and bless the lives of struggling Americans.

Screen Shot 2017-09-26 at 10.41.03 AMUntil Tuesday, October 31, The Brentwood Library is partnering with One Generation Away, and collecting non-perishable food items (see below) for those severely impacted. Any donations for hurricane relief will be accepted at the circulation desk.

• Canned tuna
• Rice
• Mac & cheese
• Canned vegetables
• Canned fruit
• Pasta

• Peanut butter/Jelly (In plastic jars only)
• Canned chicken
• Canned beans
• Spaghetti sauce(Pop-top cans or plastic jars)

 

End-Slavery-TN-LogoThe library will also be accepting donations for End Slavery Tennessee,
an organization that is dedicated to ending human trafficking as well as providing healing for those who have been victims of slavery. You can help by donating items in marked bins at the library entrance. Current survivor needs include:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Face wash
  • Shaving cream
  • Backpacks
  • Full size bath towels
  • Headphones
  • Gift cards
  • Cosmetics